Grandma Moses (1860 - 1961)
We Have All Gone Sledding, 1943
oil with glitter on pressed board
8 x 14 inches
13 x 19 inches (frame)
signed lower center: Moses.
Anna Mary Robertson better known as Grandma Moses was an American folk artists whose paintings are time capsules, colorful narrative landscapes brimming with anecdotal vignettes about the joys of a way of life now lost. Her paintings were cumulative, without linear perspective, and need to be read as the eye wanders over the landscape adding up details. In "We Have All Gone Sledding" painted by the artist in 1943, she depicts a winter scene presumably at Christmas time with nine happy people enjoying a horse drawn sleigh ride. Accompanying this lot is a hand written letter from Moses gifting the painting to Ms. Cora B. Wilbur, New York, NY. This painting is included in the Grandma Moses Catalogue Raisonné #326 at the Kallir Research Institute, New York, NY.
The painting appears to be in good condition. Under UV examination, there is no evidence of restoration or inpainting.
Private Collection, Dallas, Texas