Lot 120
  • 120

Roberto Burle-Marx (1909-1982)

Estimate
12,000 - 18,000 USD
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Description

  • Roberto Burle-Marx
  • Porta d'√°gua
  • signed and dated 931 lower left
  • oil on thin cardboard
  • 19 1/8 by 23 1/8 in.
  • 48.6 by 58.7 cm

Provenance

The Estate of Caroline Blitzman, New York

Condition

This work is in very good condition. The work is lined to rag paper for support and is very stable. (This condition report has been prepared courtesy of Mary Kearns Paper Conservation.)
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Catalogue Note

Famed Brazilian landscape architect Roberto Burle Marx was also a talented painter. This early example of his work was executed shortly after his return from studying in Germany. A colored pencil study for this painting was recently exhibited in Roberto Burle Marx- Cenas at the Caixa Cultural Fortaleza, September 12th – October 14th, 2012.