1890 - 1972
SLOVAKIAN VILLAGE: TURI-POLE
oil on canvas
24 by 29 ½ inches
(61 by 74.9 cm)
Painted in 1921.
The canvas is lined and there is frame abrasion at edges. There is fine surface cracking in the areas of thicker impasto and a few pindots of loss in the dark blue pigment near top edge. Under UV: the work retains an uneven varnish and there is inpainting to address frame abrasion at edges.
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Estate of the above
Robert Schoelkopf Gallery, New York
John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, California
Shaklee Corporation, San Francisco, California, 1983 (acquired from the above)
Yamanouchi Pharma Technologies, Inc., Norman, Oklahoma, 1989 (acquired from the above via merger)
Acquired by the present owner from the above, 2005