Fred R. Kline Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico


Robert Motherwell (1915-1991)

Hen (Fowl)

21 x 17 inches

Black ink and brush & black crayon & graphite on paper

Signed recto, lower right: RM
Signed & inscribed on original backing sheet, now attached:
“Hen”(Fowl), Robert Motherwell, 1952

Authentication: The Daedalus Foundation, New York



“Robert Motherwell”, April 1-19, 1952, Kootz Gallery, New York City (#15, “Hen”)

“A Motherwell Hen: A Rare Figurative Drawing by Robert Motherwell”, April 18-July 22, 2003, Fred R. Kline Gallery, Santa Fe, NM



Gift from the artist to Geraldine Price, New York City.

Note: Geraldine Price was a friend of Motherwell and other artists in NYC during the 1950’s; she moved to Santa Fe circa 1970s where she was active in the arts community for many years; she died circa 1994 in Santa Fe.

Gift from Geraldine Price to Private Collection, circa 1994

Private Collection, to 2003

Fred R. Kline Gallery, Santa Fe, 2003

Eugene V. Thaw, 2003


Thaw Collection, The Pierpont Morgan Library