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Sun on the Lake

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In his images of nature, Dove sought out underlying formal and color relationships and his compositions often bordered on the completely abstract. In Sun on the Lake, however, his subject is simplified but recognizable. Bands of limited hues subtly play off each other in the organic rhythms of...

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Inscription

Lower center: Dove

Provenance

1938, the artist. By 1947, the Downtown Gallery, New York; 1954, sold by the Downtown Gallery to William H. Lane (1914-1995); 1990, partial purchase and gift of William H. and Saundra B. Lane to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 27, 1990)

Credit Line

Gift of William H. and Saundra B. Lane and Juliana Cheney Edwards Collection, Bequest of Robert J. Edwards and Gift of the Misses Hannah Marcy and Grace Edwards, by exchange

Copyright

© Estate of Arthur G. Dove

1938

Dimensions

56.2 x 91.44 cm (22 1/8 x 36 in.)

Accession Number

1990.372

Medium or Technique

Oil, wax, and resin on canvas

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