Albert Pinkham Ryder
Study of a Windmill
Pencil on cream colored paper; laid down.
4 3/8 x 6 15/16 inches (110 x 176 mm)
Gift of Cecily Langdale Davis.
The artist's family; Mrs. Norma L. Lindsay; Babcock Galleries, New York, private collection; Mrs. Cecily Langdale Davis, New York.
Ryskamp, Charles, ed. Nineteenth Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1978-1980. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1981, p. 213.
Sheet from a sketchbook probably made near New Bedford, Massachusetts, before the artist came to New York in 1879. Another sheet from the same sketchbook showing the same mill is now in the collection of the Princeton Art Museum. Both drawings may have some relation to the artist's painting "The Windmill", executed ca. 1880, now in the Guennol Collection.
Lindsay, Norma L., Mrs., former owner.
Davis, Cecily Langdale, former owner.