Arthur B. Davies
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This lyrical vision of three women walking in a rural landscape has a quaint, almost nostalgic mood. The title, Every Saturday, implies that the three traversed this path beside the duck pond with regularity, yet we are left to speculate about their purpose or destination. An early work by Arthur Davies, the painting testifies to his poetic and individual aesthetic, which reflected his admiration for the art of Albert Pinkham Ryder and prompted his patron, the famous collector Duncan Phillips, to describe him as "a painter of dreams" and an "enchanter."
Oil on canvas
18 x 29 15/16 in. (45.7 x 76 cm)
frame: 2 1/2 x 24 x 35 3/4 in. (6.4 x 61 x 90.8 cm) (show scale)
Signed lower left: "A B Davies"
Gift of William A. Putnam
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Arthur B. Davies (American, 1862-1928). Every Saturday, ca. 1895-1896. Oil on canvas, 18 x 29 15/16 in. (45.7 x 76 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of William A. Putnam, 12.92 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 12.92_SL1.jpg)
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