Paul CADMUS (New York 1904 - Weston 1999)

Vermont Waterfall No.1

Coloured chalks on blue-green paper.
Signed Cadmus in white chalk at the lower right.
Inscribed VERMONT WATERFALL / ♯ 1 / CADMUS / 12 1/2 x 8 3/4 on the old backing board.
328 x 234 mm. (12 7/8 x 8 3/4 in.)


When his friend and sometime lover Jared French and his wife Margaret bought a summer house in the town of Hartland in Vermont, Paul Cadmus was given his own house on the property, and the present sheet may have been drawn at around that time. In later years, after the Frenches had settled to Rome, the Vermont house was taken back from Cadmus and given to Jared’s Italian lover.

Palm Beach Galleries, Palm Beach, Florida
Samuel P. Reed, New York
His posthumous sale, New York, Sotheby’s, 28 April 2007, lot 218
Private collection, Los Angeles.


Vermont Waterfall No.1


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