Allen Funt, New York (by 1966) Thence by descent to the present owner
This frame was the original to Lawrence Alma-Tadema’s The Golden Hour (op. CCLXXXVIII, 1908, Swanson, no. 419, location unknown), with original exhibition labels on the reverse, and is sold together with a later reproduction frame that once housed the artist’s The Frigidarium (op. CCCII, 1890, Swanson no. 399, private collection).
We would like to thank Vern G. Swanson for providing additional catalogue information.
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