Photo: © The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Graphite pencil and crayon on laid paper
18 15/16 x 24 3/8 in. (48.1 x 61.9 cm)
Recto, in pencil, lower right: A. Gorky
Verso not inscribed
Verso not inscribed
Private collection (1975)
(Exhibition catalogue: Sidney Janis Gallery 1959), no. 10, ill. in b/w, as "Drawing," dated c. 1945.
(Exhibition catalogue: Jordan 1969), no. 130, ill. in b/w, p. 49; p. 61, as "Virginia—Summer".
. Traveled to: Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, September 12–November 6, 1981; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, December 3, 1981–February 28, 1982.
. Traveled to: National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C, May 7–September 17, 1995; Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York, October 13–December 31, 1995; Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas, January 13–March 17, 1996.
. Traveled to: Menil Collection, Houston, March 5–May 9, 2004.
(Exhibition catalogue: Taylor 2009a), pl. 150, ill. in color, p. 311; p. 392, as "Virginia—Summer". Traveled to: Tate Modern, London, February 10–May 3, 2010; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, June 6–September 20, 2010.
Barbara Mathes Gallery. Selections: Fall 1989. New York: Barbara Mathes Gallery, 1989, no. 23, ill. in color, as "Virginia—Summer".
Spender, Saskia and Edith Devaney. Ardent Nature: Arshile Gorky Landscapes, 1943–47. Zurich: Hauser & Wirth Publishers, 2017. Exhibition catalogue (2017 New York), ill. in color, p. 108; p. 139, as "Virginia—Summer".
Field, Parker. "Beyond The Limit." In Arshile Gorky: Beyond The Limit, edited by Jennifer Magee. Zurich: Hauser & Wirth Publishers, 2021. Exhibition catalogue, discussed p. 12; ill. in color, p. 31, as "Untitled (Virginia Summer)".
Karmel, Pepe. "The Blue Veil: Arshile Gorky's Untitled (Virginia Summer)." In Arshile Gorky: Beyond The Limit, edited by Jennifer Magee. Zurich: Hauser & Wirth Publishers, 2021. Exhibition catalogue, discussed pp. 18–19.
Watermark / Stamp: Michallet
Michallet paper with watermark, lower left: MICHALLET / FRANCE; lower right: UFPC [three flowers]
Verso, in pencil, lower left [not in artist's hand]: 5; A; upper right: 21; center right: #9; 18 x 24 inches [sideways]
The verso inscription information and marking are known from documentation provided by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.