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Crystal Bridges' Hartley turns out to be two paintings

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Hartley's "Maine Landscape, Autumn No. 13"
  • Hartley's "Maine Landscape, Autumn No. 13"

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art's
curator Manuela Well-Off-Man tells a great story today on the museum's blog: When the museum was unpacking the works in the Alfred Stieglitz Collection that went on exhibit last Friday, it found on the back of a painting by Marsden Hartley another Hartley. The style of the previously covered painting — dark and loosely brush-stroked — is evidence of the influence of Albert Pinkham Ryder on Hartley, Well-Off-Man concludes. Read Well-Off-Man's blog post, "Discoveries in the Stieglitz Collection: Part 1" here

"Maine Landscape" verso.
  • "Maine Landscape" verso.

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