Sylvia Curtis Steinert - Villa Sylvia, Saint Jean-sur-mer, 1923

Sylvia Curtis Steinert

Villa Sylvia, Saint Jean-sur-mer, 1923

Watercolor on paper, 46 x 30 cm (18 1/8 x 11 13/16 in.) framed

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Object details

Accession number

P11s25

Provenance

Gift from the American artist Mrs. Alexander Steinert (Sylvia Curtis, 1899-1972; Mrs. Schuyler Owen after 1947) to her godmother Isabella Stewart Gardner, 20 July 1923.

Marks

Inscribed in pencil (lower right): With / Sylvia's love / 1923.

Bibliography

Philip Hendy. Catalogue of Exhibited Paintings and Drawings (Boston, 1931), p. 345. (catalogued as Steinert)
Gilbert Wendel Longstreet and Morris Carter. General Catalogue (Boston, 1935), pp. 66-67. (catalogued as Steinert)
Rollin Hadley. “Notes, Records, Comments.” Gardner Museum Calendar of Events 8, no. 15 (13 Dec. 1964), p. 2. (as "a watercolor by a Goddaughter")
Philip Hendy. European and American Paintings in the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (Boston, 1974), pp. 68-69, ill. (catalogued as Curtis)


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Commentary

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