Updated 92/03/18
Maybelle Richardson Stamper
Listed WPA Artist

 

  Work from the 1930's & 1940's
 
We still have MANY pieces to post.

ALL of these pieces were given to her brother by Maybelle. Many years later,these were then given to her nephew by him and thence given to us ( my wife is her great niece ). All pieces listed have never left the family .

Interested in purchasing the entire Maybelle collection ?
All pieces listed as "available" , for $ 75,000 as a package only.
Contact us.
Maybelle was born in Dublin, NH in 1907 as Mabelle Richardson and raised in the Dublin / Hancock / Peterboro area of New Hampshire.In the 1920's she studied under George DeForest Brush in Dublin.She graduated from Keene, NH in 1927. She studied at Boston in 1928 & 29 before going to new York, where she studied from 1930 - 1937. She married Willson Stamper in 1937. ( This was an unhappy marriage and this period influenced her style of work ).She changed her name to Maybelle and kept her married name of Stamper for the rest of her life. She followed this by teaching at the Cinncinati Art Academy from 1938-1943.In the 1940's she visited Nova Scotia several times with friends and we have unknown/uncataloged  landscapes and lithographs from this period as well.  In 1943-46 she visited Captiva Island in Florida. She fell in love with the island and made it her home for the rest of her life. She painted landscapes, modern art, portraits etc, whatever it took to survive in the early period , becoming a talented, listed and well know artist through all this.  Above all, she is best known for her lithographs and rightly so. We have early works of hers on masonite, paper, paper bags, canvas. As she was a relation, this description will be added to as time goes on, and we dig up the notes  left by her. Her work has been in major exibitions from the 1930's through the 1990's. She died in 1995  leaving hundreds of cataloged pieces. Nearly all of the pieces offered here are NOT included in her cataloged works. See the publication "Songs Of Maybelle"  assembled by Jay Williams / McKissick Museum / University of South Carolina.

Some or her exibitions:
1930's - New York - GRD Gallery,Krusharr Gallery,Morton Gallery, Studio Club, Eighth St. Playhouse, Montross Gallery
1930's - Womans Art Club - Cinncinati , Cinncinati Museum of Modern Art
1930's -World's Fair-New York
1940's - Cinncinati Modern Art Society
1960's - R.R. Robinson Gallery - Naples, FL
1960's - Currier Galley - Manchester, NH
1960's - Marion Koogler McNay Art Institue - San Antonio,TX
1960's - University of North Carolina-Greensboro, NC

Since these have never left the family, and many are unsigned,
we will be putting the following stamp on the back
of ALL works in our collection  by Maybelle.
Also, all pieces will be filed to disc with size
and any available info as a way of providing clear provenance
in the
future and for possible printing.
We will be forwarding a copy of this disc to the Smithsonian upon completion.
#_____From the
Maybelle
Richardson
Stamper
Collection
Of
Alice & Michael
Aldrich


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As long as it is returned at your expense within 10 days of receipt, and in the same condition as originally shipped ( insured of course), ALL Maybelle pieces can be returned for exchange/credit of the purchase price towards different Maybelles.

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MS50    
 "Element   of Strangeness"
size 11" x 8 3/4"
Signed 5/10
$400.

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MS52
Size 18 1/2" x 13"
Oil on paper.
Signed
This piece was lightly pasted onto stiff paperboard ( by Mabelle & yes, it should come off easily ) . No rips, tears, creases, stains, foxing, etc A very unusual piece for her. Obviously she was not sure how it was to display as the 2 lower right black streaks are where she crossed out her signature. She then signed it 180 degrees differently !! Also, this is a very early Mabelle ( early 30's ) as she signed it Mabelle Richardson and not Mabelle Richardson Stamper. These early  signatures do not show up again until she moved to Captiva.


$700
(framed)
Hold for family


MS34
Size 12 1/2" x 9 1/4"
Signed
$400

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MS 192 / Walcoff

Signed -
8 1/4" x 11 3/4" image size.
This piece was actually done by Muriel Walcoff. It is titled "of  Mabel to Mabel. A friend to a friend and we thought it belonged here.
Also our last portrait of Maybelle

$300./ no discount

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MS 227
Signed
9 3/4" x 12" image.
Lithograph
"Dawn" " 1/1"
"$10.00"


$550


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MS 171
Signed
7 1/4" x  10"
Watercolor on paper.
This is the actual shape of the paper.
Her #89
Has one of her stories written into it.
 

$300
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MS 173
Signed - repeatedly
8 1/2" x 11"
Watercolor & drawing on watermarded writing paper
( parchment)
- very thin, stamp shows on back as seen in lower right.
" Experiencing the fear of aloneness - Or is it fear? - Is it just the way it is -? - What is it ?"

Along the red border on the outside at right, she repeatedly wrote mabelle,mabelle..........then her initials mmr,mmr,mmr....
$300
SOLD


MS 155
Signed - M. Richardson
( early signature )
10" x 14"
Ink sketch of central park on heavy paper.
A great sketch showing the skyscrapers through the winter trees. You can even see the old "General Motors" rooftop sign.
"$2.00 " on back.


$550

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MS 149
Signed
" Mabelle Richardson
43 East  59th St. N.Y.C."
(early signature)
7 1/2" x 9"
Colored drawing on one side, hot dog cart sketch on other - heavy card stock.


$395.

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Maybelle's first artwork
NOT FOR SALE


To David Bream at the Lincoln Grant School
in Covington, KY.
"I want to go to an art school. I want to be an artist"
To me, her finest piece of art.

MS 64
Unsigned
19 1/2" x 12 1/2"
Oil on paper

$475
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MS 71
8 1/2" x 11"
Unsigned
Her # 23
Drawing on paper.
" some where to hide away from myself"
Fixed to artist board with paper hinges.

$150

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$400
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MS 75
Unsigned
( 1/2 signature and #248 on back )
7" x 10"
"understanding"
Watercolor on paper
( grocery bag )
Her old scotch tape on back can be seen and stampt shows through.
$75

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MS77
"The Poor of Soul"

Image Size 8 3/4" x 11 3/4"
Unsigned

Sold

$300
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MS 232
Unsigned
4" x 5"
Oil & watercolor on heavy card stock.


$200.

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MS 162
Signed
8 3/4" x  10"
Lithograph
"The sky: the black lid of the mirror pot where the human generations boil - Baudelaire"


$450.

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MS 245
Unsigned
8 1/4" x  11 3/4"
Lithograph
Girl & cats.


$475

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16" x 23"
Unsigned
"
Maybelle" - self portrait. One of only 2 found in her early work. The only one on paper.
$400 Net, no discount
 
SOLD

MS B1
Signed.
 Her # 113
7 3/4" 10 1/2". Oil on paper. Not damaged, this is the actual shape of the paper used.
SOLD

MS B2
Signed.
Her # 115
7 3/4" 10". Oil on paper. Not damaged, this is the actual shape of the paper used.

$300.00
Sold

MS B3
Signed.
 Her #121
7 1/2" x 10 ". Oil on paper. Very slight cut in paper at center  right where light grey.dark grey meet. Not obvious.

$350
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MS B4
Signed.
Her # 106
7 3/4" 10". VERY heavy oil on paper. Not damaged, this is the actual shape of the paper used.

$275.00
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MS B7
Signed.
Her # 12
8" 11 1/2". Appears to be water color &  oil on paper. This has one of her poems written on the back, which she did quite often.

$450.

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MS B9
"Pure Joy"
Signed
8" x 9 3/4"
Abstracr lithograph.
$500
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MS B10
Signed.
Her #32
8 1/2" x 11"
Water color on paper. This paper has a fold in it as it is her receipt for her membership dues in The Art Students League Of New York.
$325.

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MS B11
"Thingness"
Signed.
Her # 32 ( again)
Oil on cardboard.
5 1/4" x 7 1/2".
$275.

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MS B14
Signed.
Her # 108
7 1/2" x 10'. Small tear upper right corner. Small poem above signature.
$200.


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MS B16
Signed.
Her # 109..
Oil on paper. Has a tear at top center. 7 1/2" x 10".
$300

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MS B17
Signed.
Her # 24.
9" x 12'. Appears to be crayon on black card stock.
$500

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MS B18
Signed.
Her #72
Watercolor on paper.
10" x 14"

$400.

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MS B20

Signed.
Her # 31.
Long poem on back and short one on front.
Crayon on paper. Approximately 9" x 14"
$375.


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MS B25
"or whisper or whisper or shout"

Signed 7 1/2" 10" watercolor on paper.
Notes painted in background.
 $200.

SOLD

MS B26

Signed.
Her # 26
Watercolor on paper. 9"x 13".
$300.

SOLD

MS B30

"Baroque Vehicle"
Signed.
8" x 10 1/2".
Water color on paper.
$350.


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MS B29

Signed.
Her #54
Oil on paper.
11" x 17".
On the lower edge ;
" Stay away human beings, I bite and shout,  and my song is fierce noise. Your ears are deaf to my songness."
$400

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MS B40

Signed. Her # 20
10" 14".
Water color on paper
$400.

Sold
 
MS180
Signed
Abstract
Approximately 10 1/2" x 12"
Sold