oil, metallic paint and ink on paperboard
image; overall 50.8 x 38.1 cm
signed and dated 'June 1927/Dove.' and inscribed with title (on the original backing)
New York, The Intimate Gallery, Arthur G. Dove Paintings, December 12, 1927-January 1928, no. 3 (as Rhapsody in Blue, Part II--Gershwin). New York, Downtown Gallery, Special Exhibition of Paintings by Dove, February 28-March 24, 1956, no. 5. Louisville, Kentucky, J.B. Speed Art Museum; Quincy, Illinois, Quincy Art Club; Seattle, Washington, Charles and Emma Frye Art Museum; Eugene, Oregon, University of Oregon Museum of Art; Boise, Idaho, Art Association; Allentown, Pennsylvania, Allentown Art Museum; Charleston, South Carolina, Gibbes Art Gallery; Memphis, Tennessee, Brooks Memorial Art Gallery; Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Public Library of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County; Durham, North Carolina, Duke University; Rochester, New York, University of Rochester, Memorial Art Gallery; Rock Island, Illinois, Augustana College; Newport Beach, California, Fine Arts Patrons of Newport Harbor (organized by the Museum of Modern Art), The Stieglitz Circle, February 1, 1962-June 19, 1963. New York, Terry Dintenfass Gallery, Inc., Arthur G. Dove: Collages, December 1970-January 1971, no. 10 (as George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue, Part II). New York, Andrew Crispo Gallery, Inc., Pioneers of American Abstraction, October 17-November 17, 1973, n.p., no. 48, illustrated (as Rhapsody in Blue). New York, Whitney Museum of American Art; Andover, Massachusetts, Phillips Academy, Addison Gallery of American Art; Los Angeles, California, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Arthur Dove: A Retrospective, January 15-October 4, 1998, pp. 33, 73, 183, pl. 39, illustrated.
F.S. Wight, Arthur G. Dove, exhibition catalogue, Berkeley, California, 1958, p. 54. A.L. Morgan, Arthur Dove: Life and Work, with a Catalogue Raisonné, Newark, New Jersey, 1984, pp. 153-54, illustrated. J. Zilczer, 'Synaesthesia and Popular Culture: Arthur Dove, George Gershwin, and the 'Rhapsody in Blue,'' Art Journal, vol. 44, no. 4, Winter 1984, pp. 361-66, fig. 2, illustrated. D.M. Cassidy, 'Arthur Dove’s Music Paintings of the Jazz Age,' The American Art Journal, vol. 20, no. 1, 1988, pp. 13-14, 16, fig. 10, illustrated. D. Cassidy, Painting the Musical City: Jazz and Cultural Identity in American Art, Washington, D.C., 1997, pp. 4, 81, 85-86, pl. 6, illustrated. H. Kramer, 'Superb Exhibition Brings Arthur Dove Back to Life,' The New York Observer, November 3, 1997. H. Cooper, 'Arthur Dove Paints a Record,' Source Notes in the History of Art, vol. 24, no. 2, Winter 2005, p. 70. H. Pollack, George Gershwin: His Life and Work, Berkeley, California, 2007, p. 199. R. Z. DeLue, Arthur Dove: Always Connect, Chicago, Illinois, 2016, pp. 148, 158, 161, 193, 196, fig. 101, illustrated. J. Zilczer, 'From Modern to Postmodern in Visual Music,��� The Oxford Handbook of Sound and Image in Western Art, Oxford, England, 2016, pp. 21-22, fig. 2.1, illustrated (as Rhapsody in Blue, Part II). W.C. Agee, et al., The Scharf Collection: A History Revealed, New York, 2018, pp. 115, 117, 119-20, 176, pl. 68, illustrated.
Terry Dintenfass Gallery, Inc., New York. Acquired by the present owner from the above, 1976.