From Mount Tom
Frank V. Dudley Circa 1935
Oil on canvas
27 x 30 inches
Framed: 31 1/2 x 34 1/2 inches
Inscription: Signed lower left
Provenance: Frank C. Ball Collection, Muncie, Indiana; Ball Brothers Foundation (gift from the former, 1936); Ball State University Museum of Art (gift from the former, 1995); Christie’s New York, Rockefeller Center, 3/3/2011, lot 125.
Exhibited: Chicago Galleries Association, Chicago, Illinois, no. 2395 (label verso); Valparaiso, Indiana, Brauer Museum of Art, Valparaiso University, "The Indiana Dunes Revisited: Frank V. Dudley and the 1917 Dunes Pageant," August 22–December 10, 2017.
Literature: James R. Dabbert, "The Indiana Dunes Revisited: Frank V. Dudley and the 1917 Dunes Pageant," Brauer Museum of Art, Valparaiso University, and Indiana University Press, 2017, Cat. 30, p. 192 (reprod. in color).
Note: Excellent condition, fine original frame, a notable provenance, and important exhibition history make this one of the artist's most important works. A view from the tallest Indiana dune.
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