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Landscape - Sandbrook, N.J., 1915
Gus Mager (Carl Mager) (Charles Augustus Mager)

Sandbrook, New Jersey
Watercolor on paper, Paper H: 5 1/16 in, Paper W: 7.25 in, Mat H: 16 in, Mat W: 20 in
Gift of Bernard Rabin and Nathan Krueger, 1938  38.147
Not On View
Primary Title Notes: label on file
Alternate Title: New Jersey Landscape
Alternate Title Notes: backing paper inscription

Inscriptions:
recto: l.l. black paint "Mager"; l.r. black paint "Sunday, Mar 14, 1915"; u.r. graphite [?] under paint "4" encircled; verso: [opposite orientation of recto] u.r. black ink script "Mar. Sunday 14, 1915 / Near the Union line along the railroad / with little Bobbie"; c. black ink script "Saw a long ribbon of blackbirds flying in an / undulation line along N.E. - clearly a migrating body / of birds, some 5-600 or more, stretching from horizon / to horizon. The ordinary flocks that have been here / for several weeks and fly back and forth each night / and morning, locally, do not come along in such / a single, great, line, like a huge snake in the / sky - they fly rather in single flocks." handwritten in marker on previous backing (on file) "LANDSCAPE / By GUS MAGER / PRESENTED TO THE NEWARK MUSEUM / JUNE 1938"

Labels/Stamps:
labels on file: torn white paper label, black printed ink "COOPERATIVE GALLERY / 120 Washington Street / NEWARK, N.J. / Paintings - Sculpture / Fine Prints - Art Books / Picture Framing and Restor[ation] / Phone MArket[sic] 2 8390--"; brass metal label with black incised text "GUS MAGER 1878 - / LANDSCAPE - SANDBROOK, NEW JERSEY / GIFT OF BERNARD RABIN AND NATHAN KRUEGER, 1938"; brown paper adhered to former backing paper, dark brown (black?) handwritten ink script " 'Landscape - Sandbrook N.J.' / By Gus Mager / Painted March (Sunday) 14, 1915"; in graphite "38.147"; backing paper formerly taped to back of mat: c. black handwritten ink script "Gus Mager / 80 Glen Ave. / Maplewood, / New Jersey / (Wyoming Section) / Title 'New Jersey Landscape' / Price $ xxx [erased/crossed out]"

Provenance: Bernard Rabin & Nathan Krueger, Cooperative Gallery, Newark, New Jersey
Keywords: Landscape, Trees, House, New Jersey artist, Watercolor, Painting