Untitled (Interior View)

  • Walter Gay, Untitled (Interior View), n.d., oil on paperboard, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Harper Fletcher in memory of Mr. and Mrs. James Wolcott Wadsworth, 1971.283

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This painting shows the interior of Mrs. George R. Fearing’s apartment in a Paris hotel. Mrs. Fearing was an American who shared Walter Gay’s interest in French decorative arts. In this painting, eighteenth-century tapestries hang on either side of the double doors with Louis XV tapestry-covered chairs underneath. Gay once said, “I had a sentiment for the past; it meant much to me . . . I was searching for the spirit of empty rooms---interiors.” (Walter Gay: A Retrospective, Grey Art Gallery and Study Center, New York, 1980)

Title
Untitled (Interior View)
Artist
Date
n.d.
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
18 x 14 7/8 in. (45.6 x 37.8 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Mrs. Harper Fletcher in memory of Mr. and Mrs. James Wolcott Wadsworth

Mediums Description
oil on paperboard
Classifications
Keywords
  • Object – furniture – chair
  • Architecture Interior – domestic
Object Number
1971.283
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