A few Harold Weston paintings have flown like milkweed seeds into the wide world, leaving no trace of where they eventually landed. If you have had any sightings of these “lost” paintings please contact us (info(a)haroldweston.org.) Or if you have or know of any Weston painting, tell us about it—probably we don’t know all we’re missing!

Below are the best images and most recent information we have.

March Thaw
Oil on canvas, 16” x 18”, 1921.
Sold by Gross McCleaf Gallery (Philadelphia) to L.B. Richardson, August 1979.
Winter Morning
Oil on canvas, 16” x 18”, 1921.
Sold by Gross McCleaf Gallery (Philadelphia) to L.B. Richardson, August 1979.

The Philadelphia Art Alliance catalogue, Harold Weston Retrospective Exhibition, December 1978 to January 1979 (unpaginated), includes a black and white reproduction of the painting.
Duck and Bath
Oil on canvas, 19” x 25½”, 1931.
Auctioned by Phillips Auction (New York City) from Marjorie Phillips Estate, April 1986.
Giant in Moonlight
Oil on canvas, dimensions unknown, 1932.
Depicts wintry view out artist’s studio window.
Given by artist circa 1956 to Emil Halonen (deceased) who lived in Germantown, PA.
Keel of a Tanker
Gouache on paper, 11” x 18¾”, 1935.
Auctioned by the Phillips Collection (Washington, D.C.), April 1977.

Note: This image is an oil on canvas owned by the Independence Seaport Museum (Philadelphia) and is identical to the missing gouache painting.
Dream
Casein on cardboard, 12” x 22”, 1962.
Gift by the artist to the Oakland Museum in 1962; auctioned by Sotheby Parke-Bernet (Los Angeles) in March 1975.

 



These seven oil on canvas paintings from the early Adirondack period were in the 1922 Montross Gallery show. We have no images and the titles could have changed over the years. In 1922 each painting had a frame, such as the one shown here, that was gilded and hand carved by the artist.





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