Three Women in a Rowboat

Date Created
1934
Work Medium
Dimensions
50 in. x 50 in.
CR Number
MIFI592
Signature
Signed: M. Alten lower left
Signature Details
Although the setting has often been identified as at Reeds Lake, the painting was actually executed at Green Lake. Anita Malek is seen standing in the boat, her sister Eleanor, dressed in green, and cousin, Dorothy Gorman are seated.

It is listed as X-2 in an Alten family inventory of paintings.
Provenance

St. Cecilia Music Society, Grand Rapids, MI

Exhibitions

Mathias J. Alten: Journey of an American Painter

Bibliography

Sweeney, J. Gray "Mathias J. Alten (1871 -1938)," Exhibition Catalog (1979)

Gerdts, William H., M. Elizabeth Boone, Wendy Greenhouse and James A. Straub (Chronology), Mathias J. Alten: Journey of an American Painter (The Grand Rapids Art Museum, 1998)

No author noted, "Many West Michigan Scenes Are Beautifically Depicted in Mathias Alten's Art Exhibit," The Grand Rapids Press, November 29, 1934, p. 2, col.4.

Bernice Mancewicz, "The Alten Story: Long on Talent, Short on Recognition," The Grand Rapids Press, June 3, 1979, pg. 4-H, ill.

Smithsonian Institution Research Information System (SIRIS), "Alten, Mathias Joseph 1871-1938"

Subjects
Figural
Michigan