Arshile Gorky Catalogue Raisonné
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Photo: Christopher Burke
c. 1947
Oil and graphite pencil on canvas
44 x 56 in. (111.8 x 142.2 cm)
Not inscribed
Private collection
Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills, California, Masters of the Gesture, October 2–November 6, 2010.
Gagosian Gallery, New York, Arshile Gorky: 1947, May 6–July 1, 2011, as "Untitled (Pastoral)".
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Joan Miró and Arshile Gorky: In Dialogue, October 16, 2013–May 19, 2014, as "Untitled (Pastoral)".
Hauser & Wirth, New York, Ardent Nature: Arshile Gorky Landscapes, 1943–47, November 2–December 23, 2017. (Exhibition catalogue: Spender and Devaney 2017), ill. in color, pp. 48–49; p. 139, as "Pastoral".
Ca'Pesaro International Gallery of Modern Art, Venice, Italy, Arshile Gorky: 1904–1948, May 8–September 22, 2019, ill. in color, p. 133; details ill. in color, pp. 144-45, as "Pastoral".
Centre de la Vieille Charité, Marseilles, France, Le Surréalisme dans l'art américain, May 11–September 26, 2021, no. 59, ill. in color, p. 77, as "Sans titre (Pastorale) [Untitled (Pastoral)]".
Cotter, Holland. "The Art of Bliss Remembered." New York Times, December 8, 2017, ill. in color, p. 21, as "Pastoral".
Field, Parker. "Beyond The Limit." In Arshile Gorky: Beyond The Limit, edited by Jennifer Magee. Zurich: Hauser & Wirth Publishers, 2021. Exhibition catalogue, discussed p. 11; ill. in color, p. 49, as "Untitled (Pastoral)".
The reverse inscription information is known from the records of the Arshile Gorky Foundation.


The painting was discovered in 2010 beneath another canvas, Pastoral (P347), titled and dated to 1947 by Gorky. The artist had mounted both canvases onto the same stretcher, which they shared for over sixty years until their separation in 2010. The title is catalogued here in accordance with the historical appellation by which it is best known, namely, Pastoral.

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