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Spring Sale at Bendel's

Florine Stettheimer, American, 1871 - 1944

Made in New York, New York, United States, North and Central America


Oil on canvas

50 × 40 inches (127 × 101.6 cm) Framed: 55 1/4 × 45 1/2 × 3 inches (140.3 × 115.6 × 7.6 cm)

Curatorial Department:
American Art

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:

Credit Line:
Gift of Miss Ettie Stettheimer, 1951

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The painter Florine Stettheimer, and her sisters Carrie and Ettie, were among Manhattan's most imaginative hosts during the teens and twenties, mixing circles of intellectuals, artists, and socialites. Here Stettheimer offers a humorous look at the chaotic world of high fashion at bargain prices during a sale at one of New York's best-known stores. She signed the painting with her initials on a monogrammed sweater worn by the Pekingese dog in the corner.