About This Artwork

Arthur B. Davies
American, 1862–1928

Sacramental Trees, 1915

Oil on canvas
64.8 x 104.1 cm (25 1/2 x 41 in.)
Sign: A.B. Davies l.l.

Mr. and Mrs. Martin A. Ryerson Collection, 1933.1198

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

Art Institute of Chicago, Twenty-Eighth Annual Exhibition of American Oil Paintings and Sculpture, November 16, 1915-January 2, 1916, cat. 94.

Art Institute of Chicago, First Exhibition of Works by Former Students and Instructors of the Art Institute of Chicago, January 8-February 7, 1918, cat. 139.

Metropolitan Museum of Art, A Memorial Exhibition of the Works by Arthur B. Davies, February 17-March 30, 1930, cat. 111 (ill.).

Corcoran Gallery of Art, Special Memorial Exhibition of Works by Arthur B. Davies, May 1-25, 1930, cat. 30.

Hartford, Wadsworth Atheneum, American Painting and Sculpture of the 18th, 19th, and 20th Centuries, January 29-February 19, 1935, cat. 49.

Pittsburgh, Carnegie Institute, Survey of American Painting, October 24-December 15, 1940, cat. 232.

Utica, New York, Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute, Arthur B. Davies Centennial Exhibition, July 8-August 26, 1962; traveled to Whitney Museum of American Art, September 18-October 17, 1962; Rochester Memorial Art Gallery, November 30-December 26, 1962, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, January 11-February , 1963; Cincinnati Museum of Art, February 25-March 25, 1963; City Art Museum of St. Louis, April 3-May 5, 1963; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, May 23-June 23, 1963, cat. 51 (ill.).

Indianapolis Museum of Art, Perceptions of the Spirit in Twentieth Century American Art, September 20-Novemeber 27, 1977; traveled to Berkely, University Art Museum, December 20, 1977-February 12, 1978; San Anotnio, Marion Koogler McNay Art Institute, March 5-April 16, 1978; Columbus Gallery of Fine Arts, May 10-June 19, 1978.

Grand Rapids Art Museum, Pioneers: Early Twentieth Century Art from Midwestern Museums, September 17-November 1, 1981, cat. 6.

Milwaukee Art Museum, Painters of a New Century: The Eight and American Art, September 6-November 3, 1991; traveled to Denver Art Museum, December 7, 1991-February 16, 1992; National Gallery of Canada, April 16-June 7, 1992; Brooklyn Museum, June 26-September 21, 1992.

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