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Sam Francis Painting SF78-1191, Original Work

Origin United States
Period 1980-1999
Materials paper
W. 22.25 in; H. 26.5 in; D. 1 in;
W. 56.52 cm; H. 67.31 cm; D. 2.54 cm;
Condition very good, some rippling to paper, several faint creases near margins
Description Painting by Sam Francis (1923-1994). Work is no. SF78-1191. Lot is accompanied by a copy of the receipt issued 5.6.2005 by Sotheby's Milan, Italy. Provenance: Estate of the artist, California Gallery Delaive, Amsterdam, Netherlands unverified provenance history Sotheby's, Milan, Italy, 5.26.2005 auction, lot 51 Private Collection, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Markings: signed; Sam Francis Estate stamp; additional markings

Dimensions: (H,W,D): 16.875" H, 13.75" W; 26.5" H, 22.25" W frame.

Scholarship provided by the Sam Francis Foundation, Pasadena, California:

This work is identified with the interim identification number of SF78-1191 in consideration for the forthcoming Sam Francis: Catalogue Raisonne of Unique Works on Paper. This information is subject to change as scholarship continues by the Sam Francis Foundation.

TITLE/DATE: Untitled, ca. 1978 (SF78-1191)
MEDIUM/SUPPORT: Acrylic on paper (painted in Los Angeles)
DIMENSIONS: 16 13/16 x 13 9/16 in. (42.7 x 34.45 cm)
INSCRIPTIONS: Stamped on verso with Estate logo and facsimile signature stamps
Also inscribed (by studio assistant) with the Litho Shop identification number,
inventory numbers, a directional arrow, and dimensions on verso in pencil:
S1-346 13 9/16 x 16 13/16 SF78-1191

PROVENANCE: Estate of the artist, California (1994)
Gallery Delaive, Amsterdam (2001)
Unverified provenance history [?]
Private collection, Amsterdam, Netherlands (May 2005) [through Sotheby’s, Milan]
LITERATURE: Sotheby’s Milan, May 26, 2005: Modern and Contemporary Art, lot no. 51, ill. In color.

[?] Designates unknown or unverified data or provenance sequence included within brackets.
Styles / Movements Contemporary, Modernism
Incollect Reference Number 233663
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