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Georgia O'Keeffe
Morning Sky with Houses, 1916
Watercolor and graphite on paper, 8 7/8 x 12 inches
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum
Gift of The Georgia O'Keeffe Foundation
2006.5.40

The silhouettes of two houses are visible in an early morning landscape. The first house, located in the center of the work, is larger than the second house, which is situated on the right side of the piece. The horizon line distinguishes the dark earth from the sky and lies approximately one-third of the distance from the top edge of the paper. The sky is brightly colored near the horizon; however, it darkens as it ascends into the clouds.
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Catalogue Raisonné Number

127

Provenance

(The Downtown Gallery, New York, N.Y.) ^Private collection, Bronxville, N.Y., 1958 ^Sotheby Parke Bernet Inc., New York, NY., sale no. 3535, lot no. 64, 13 December 1973 ^The artist, 1973 ^Estate of the artist, 1986

Exhibition History

1958 New York (Downtown -- Watercolor) no. 22
1970 New York (Whitney), no. 10; 1993 London (Hayward), no. 9
1998 Santa Fe (O'Keeffe) Permanent
2001 Santa Fe (O'Keeffe) O'Keeffe's O'Keeffe's
2006 Santa Fe (O'Keeffe) Celebration of New Work
2006 Santa Fe (O'Keeffe) Permanent Collection (GOK: Color and Conservation)
2006 Santa Fe (O'Keeffe) Permanent Collection (Paul Strand)
2008 Santa Fe (O'Keeffe) Permanent Collection (Hartley)
2008 Santa Fe (O'Keeffe) Permanent Collection (GOK and the Camera)
2009 Santa Fe (O'Keeffe) Permanent Collection (Modernists in NM)
2009 Santa Fe (O'Keeffe) Permanent Collection (Beyond Our Shores/Jimson Weed Returns)
2012 Santa Fe (O'Keeffe) Permanent Collection (Jaune Quick-to-See Smith)
2016 Santa Fe (O'Keeffe) Georgia O'Keeffe's Farwide Texas
2012 Santa Fe (O'Keeffe) Permanent Collection (Faraway)
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