World Treasures: Important Russian, Asian, European & American Works
June 3rd & 4th, 2014
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LOT 544
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Lot 544
MARVIN CONE (American 1891-1964)
Plant and Apples,circa 1932
Oil on composition board
Signed lower right
18 inches x 15 inches
Estimate:  $20,000 - 25,000   € 14,000 - 17,500
Price Realized: $32,500.00


Private Midwest Collection


Joseph S. Czestochowski, Marvin D. Cone: Art as Self Portrait, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 1989 Catalogue No. 257, page 185.
The offered lot is related to a number of still life’s executed by Cone in the years 1932-33. It is also very similar in composition and subject to Cone’s painting entitled Plant and Fruit, which depicts the same tabletop, chair, tablecloth and plant (see Joseph S. Czestochowski, Marvin D. Cone and Grant Wood: An American Tradition, page 62, cat. #61).


It would seem likely that the offered lot is indeed the painting exhibited under the title “Plant and Apples” at the Chicago Galleries Association, Chicago, Illinois, December 8-31, 1933.
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