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Hilda Belcher
(American, 1881-1963)

Blue Dancer (Moonlight)

Signed, l.l.
Watercolor on paper
11 x 9 inches

Note:
Painted in 1925. The dancer depicted is Virginia Myers (1906-1975). The daughter of New York artists Jerome Myers and Ethel Myers, she gained national recognition as a precocious talent during her childhood in the 1910s and 20s.

Provenance:
Descended in the artist's family to the current owners

Exhibited:
Palm Beach, Florida [solo exhibition], February 20 – March 3, 1928
Savannah, Georgia, Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences, [solo exhibition], March 19 – April 13, 1928
Greenville, South Carolina, [solo exhibition], 1928 (traveled from the Telfair Academy) Rutland, 1929
Burlington, Robert Hull Fleming Museum, Hilda Belcher: A Retrospective, June 26 - October 2, 1994 (annotated checklist)

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