Molly Luce
American (1896 - 1986)
Dawn on Commons, 1955
Oil on canvas
36×24 IN.

VL 108. Signed and dated lower right: "Molly Luce 55". From the estate of the artist. In fine condition. Included in the Traveling Retrospective Exhibition: "Molly Luce: Eight Decades of the American Scene," 1980-1983. Exhibition labels verso from Wheaton College, Norton, MA; The Currier Gallery of Art, Manchester, NH; and the Art Association of Newport, Newport, R.I., all of which were participants in the traveling exhibition.
Published: D. R. Howlett "Molly Luce: Eight Decades of the American Scene" p. 33

The Commons at Little Compton is the subject in the background. The artist described this as a unique painting; the largesT she had painted in her house during a winter when the studio was too cold.
Source: Source: From the Virginia Lynch Manuscript Catalogue c. 1970; based on an interview with the artist about her work.

The full list of venues and dates for the Traveling Exhibition: Museum of Our National Heritage, Lexington, MA, Oct. 5, 1980 - Jan. 4, 1981; Robert Hull Fleming Museum, University of VT, Burlington, VT, Jan. 17, 1981 - Feb. 23, 1981; Watson Gallery, Wheaton College, Norton, MA, May 29, 1981 - Jun.7, 1981; Museum of Art, Science & Industry, Bridgeport, CT, Aug. 20, 1981 - Sept. 20, 1981; Currier Gallery of Art, Manchester, NH, Oct. 25, 1981 - Nov. 29, 1981; The Art Association of Newport, Newport, RI, Dec. 12, 1981 - Jan. 24, 1982; Lowe Art Center, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, Jan. 24, 1982 - Feb. 21, 1982; Westmoreland County Museum, Greensburg, PA, Mar. 7, 1982 - Mar. 28, 1982; Canton Art Institute, Canton, OH, Apr. 4, 1982 - May 23, 1982; Albrecht Art Museum, St. Joseph, MO, June 7, 1982 - July 4, 1982; Wichita Art Museum, Wichita, KS, July 10, 1982 - Aug. 31, 1982; Anglo American Museum, Baton Rouge, LA, Sept. 12, 1982 - Nov. 2, 1982; Hunter Museum of Art, Chattanooga, TN, Nov. 14, 1982 - Jan. 4, 1983; Childs Gallery, New York City, NY, Feb. 24, 1983 - Mar. 26, 1983.

$ 16,000