Updated 9/23/16
Maybelle Richardson Stamper
Listed WPA Artist

      
Maybelle - Photo not for sale.

  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


Phone/fax 802-368-7866
M/C, Visa, Discover, Paypal, M.O, Check, Wire transfer.
International shipping quote on request. Paypal only on international sales.

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.

Home Page 1  / Page 2 / Page 3 / Page 4 /  Other Artists
Page 5 / Page 6 /


We will be glad to put a 30 day hold on an item for you.

Questions about works on this page ?
EMAIL here

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

$400.
Sold
                                 

MS105
Size 20" x 15"
Dec. 26 - 1933

Signed

Watercolor on paper .
 $300
 

 
MS51 A&B
"Girl With Flowers"
Size 12 3/4' x  9 1/2"
Unsigned

$375. Each
 

 

 
MS51 C&D
"Girl With Flowers"
Size 12 3/4" x 9 1/2"
Signed

      $475. Each a
 

 

 

MS 242
Signed
8 1/2" x  11"
Crayon on paper..
" Scream any way - Laugh any way"
Her #16
( again )This is another one with one of her stories in it, but beyond that, this is
a VERY unusual piece.
  This  is done on a letter dated September 21,1943. This letter was sent from Abercrombie &  Fitch to Mrs. Wilson Y. Stamper , Captiva Island.  Maybelle had written to them asking for liquid ant poison. ( which they did not have.) )

$775
 



MS 158
Unsigned
9 1/4" x  12 1/2"
Crayon on paper.
Strange little drawing, but then,
that's Maybelle.

$400
 

 
MS56
Size 12 1/2" x 8 1/2"
Signed
$400

Sold


MS108
Size 18" x 12"
Unsigned

$175
 

     
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

Sold 



MS 142
Signed
7 1/2" x 10"
Her # 26
Crayon on paper.

Another survivor with more of her continuing story.
These are all stories of  HER life and breakdown.

$575
 




MS 143
Signed
7 1/2" x 10 1/2"
Watercolor & ink on heavy card stock.
Her # 141
"Hold web - tight secure web"

$575
 

 
MS2
Size 9 1/2" x 4 1/2"
Unsigned
$195
 

 

MS 230
Unsigned
7" x 8 1/2"
Watercolor on paper.


$195
 


 
MS28
Size 7 1/2" x 9 1/2"
Unsigned
$110
 




$195
 



MS100
Portrait of Jean

Size 19" x 12 1/2"
Signed

 $375
 



$55
 





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


$550


Sold


MS 225
Signed
11 1/2" x 16"
Watercolor on heavy paper.
Her # 291
Spectacular piece as this has very tiny
 verses & stories woven into the painting and the entire back has one of her personal stories. She is starting to have her breakdown and this is obvious in the story. There are not many of these as she destroyed most of them.


$1,100
 

 
MS101
Unsigned
15" x  20"
Watercolor on paper

    $95
 

 

MS 229
Unsigned
7" x 8 1/2"
Watercolor on paper

$195
 

 
MS 102
Unsigned
15" x  20"
Watercolor on paper

$95
 

 

MS 228
Unsigned
8 1/2" x 14"
Watercolor on paper


$195
 



MS 169
Signed
7 1/2" x  10"
Colored lithograph
. 6/6
"growth"
Slight discoloration in margin as shown in photo.
$395
SOLD



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
Sold


MS 99
Signed
10" x  14"
Watercolor &  drawing  on paper

Her # 272
                                        $475
 

MS 172
Unsigned
6 1/4" x  9 1/4"
Colored pencil drawing  on paper


$295
 




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

Sold

$95
 


MS174
Size 11" x 8"
Initialled - 5/11

$375
 

  
MS 61
Unsigned
15" x 20"
Oil on paper

$195
 




$95
 

 
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.

Sold
 


Maybelle's first artwork
NOT FOR SALE


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


MS177
Size 8 3/4" x 6"
Signed

( On Friday the 13th calendar page )
$295
 


MS 178
Signed
9 1/2" x 12 1/2"
Colored pencil drawing on paper

" Outdoor at vacation"
Her old tape marks can be seen .
$395
 

 
MS 69
Unsigned
6" x  8 1/4" image size/
Lithograph
" Three dainty  maidens"

$195
 

 
 MS63
15" x 20"
Unsigned

$375
 


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

$475
Sold


MS 65
Unsigned
19 1/2" x 12 1/2"
Oil on paper

$475
 



$395
 


MS67
Size 8 3/4" x  6 1/4"
Unsigned
\
Lithograph
See MS188 on page 2 for a black & white lithograph of "Picking a Flower"
$375
 


MS70
"Charity,Hope,& Faith"
Size 10" x 6 1/2"
Unsigned

$295
 

 
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

Sold

MS72
Dorothy

Size 6 1/2" x 9 1/4"
Signed

$395
 


$400
Sold
 
MS74
Size 8" x 10"
Unsigned

This is a copy of her "Adam & Eve"
( yes, she had 2 versions of Adam & Eve )
Note that "God" is a woman.
$ 295
 


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

Sold

 MS76
"2212 Fulton St."

Image Size 6 1/4" x 9 1/2"
Unsigned
$295
SOLD

MS77
"The Poor of Soul"

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

Sold
 

MS 49
Unsigned
16" x 12 1/2"
"Intoxication #3"
Lithograph
( very detailed )

$ 450
 

 
MS 53
19" x  25 1/2"
Signed
$ 575
 


 

MS57
Signed
simply "Mabelle"
15 1/4" x 20"
Watercolor on paper
$375
 

 

MS55
Unsigned
15 1/4" x 16 1/2"
Watercolor on paper

Very unusual subject.
Appears to show a hanging and a
 black man whipping a group of people.

$175

HOLD

$300
Sold

$300
 



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


$200.

Sold



MS 152
Signed
9" x 13" image
Lithograph
"Grape like heads"
"30 prints available - $25.00"
( 1930's money ! )

Her #15

$495
 




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.

Sold




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


$475

Sold


MS 140
Signed
8 3/4" x  12 1/4"
Watercolor on paper.
Her #16
"TRAP - BAITED WITH A LIE CALLED HAPPINESS" on back.


$495
 



MS 136
Signed
M. M. Richardson
9 1/2" x  12 3/4"
Dated 1937
Lithograph.

$575