American Paintings and Sculpture
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Artist: Horace Pippin, American, 1888–1946

Saturday Night Bath


Oil on canvas

25 1/4 x 30 1/4 in. (64.14 x 76.84 cm)
Purchased in honor of Helen A. Cooper, M.A. 1975, Ph.D. 1986, with gifts from Jerald Dillon Fessenden, B.A. 1960; Nancy and Holcombe Green, B.A. 1961, M.A. (HON.) 1999; Mary Jo and Ted Shen, B.A. 1966, M.A. (HON.) 2001; Barbara and John Robinson, L.G. 1975; Fleur E. Fairman, B.A. 1978; Evelyn H. and Robert W. Doran, B.A. 1955; Alice Kaplan; Mrs. Herbert Schaefer; Jean E. and Robert E. Steele, M.P.H. 1971, M.S. 1974, Ph.D. 1975; S. Roger Horchow, B.A. 1950, L.H.D.H. 1999; and Jan Mayer; and purchased with the Stephen Carlton Clark, B.A. 1903, Fund; Friends of American Arts Acquisition Fund; The Iola S. Haverstick Fund for American Art; and the Heinz Family Fund
20th century
On view

The artist; Robert Carlen Galleries, Philadelphia; Downtown Gallery, New York; Terry Dintenfass, art dealer, New York; Sid Deutsch, art dealer, New York; Private collection, Chicago. ***Note: In his 1947 biography on Pippin, Selden Rodman lists the playwright and director Clifford Odets, a friend of Robert Carlen, as the owner of Saturday Night Bath.


“Acquisitions 2014,” (accessed December 1, 2014).

Keely Orgeman, “Side by Side: Horace Pippin at Edith Halpert’s Downtown Gallery,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2014).

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