Watercolor and graphite on paper
7 7/8 x 12 15/16 in.
l.l. signed and dated in graphite: C. Demuth. 1916.
l.l. in graphite: onn-
[removed] printed label: 3 - E [in graphite] \ C. W. KRAUSHAAR \ ART GALLERIES \ 680 FIFTH AVENUE \ BETWEEN 53RD and 54TH STREETS \ NEW YORK \ ESTABLISHED 1885 \ [double line] \ "Acrobats" [typewritten] \ ---------- [typewritten and marked over in graphite] \ Water color [typewritten] \ by Charles Demuth [typewritten] \ 32997 - 3 Return [in graphite]
[removed] printed label: 1916 [in graphite] \ Detach and fasten on back of work \ WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART \ 10 West 8th Street, New York City \ Receiving Room 15 1/2 MacDougal Alley \ 3 People [in graphite, underlined] \ ARTIST Charles Demuth [typewritten] \ TITLE "Acrobats" [typewritten] \ OWNER Mrs. ["s" added in ink] Lathrop Brown [typewritten] \ OWNER'S ADDRESS 507 E. 55th St,, NYC [typewritten] \ RETURN ADDRESS Same [in ink] \ INSURANCE VALUATION $500 [in ink] \ 12 7/8 x 7 13/16 [in graphite]
[removed] printed label: ARTIST'S NAME DEMUTH [typewritten] \ TITLE Acrobats [typewritten] \ LENDER'S NAME Mrs. Lathrop [typewritten] \ Brown [typewritten] \ LENDER's ADDRESS 507 East 55th [typewritten] \ St., New York City [typewritten] \ EXHIBITION OF AMERICAN ART, \ PARIS, 1938 \ Insured $500.00 [in ink, last two zeroes underlined] \ MUSEUM \ OF \ MODERN \ ART \ LOAN \ NO. \ 38.382
[removed] printed label: JAMES MARONEY \ incorporated \ J AA-790402/2 [typewritten] M [printed on sticker affixed to label] \ [line] \ CHARLES DEMUTH [1883 - 1935] [typewritten] \ Three Acrobats [typewritten and underlined] \ Signed & dated C Demuth 1916 [underlined], lower left [typewritten] \ Watercolor on paper, 13 x 8 inches [typewritten] \ 129a East 74th Street, New York, N.Y. 10021
[removed] printed silver label: EXHIBITED AT \ TACOMA ART MUSEUM \ 12th and Pacific Avenue - Tacoma, Wash. 98402 \ DATE November / December 1981 [typewritten]
[removed] in ink on label: 4236 \ X 173
[removed] printed label: BARBARA MATHES GALLERY INC \ 19 East 71 Street, New York, N.Y. 10021 (212) 249-3600 \ CA388 Charles Demuth [typewritten] \ THREE ACROBATS, 1916 [typewritten] \ Watercolor on paper [typewritten] \ 13 x 8 inches [typewritten]
Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas
Revealed Treasures: Drawings from the Permanent CollectionOctober 21, 2001–February 10, 2002
This exhibition of drawings spanning the 19th and 20th centuries represents the evolution of the medium from preliminary outlines for other artistic media to a modern means of self-expression in its own right.
The Allure of Paper: Drawings and Watercolors from the CollectionJuly 9–October 9, 2011
This special exhibition showcases one-of-a-kind works on paper never before exhibited together, chronicling the sweeping changes that occurred in American art over the course of nearly 200 years from portraiture and history painting to modernism and abstraction.