1877 - 1946
TREE TRUNK AND ROOTS
inscribed in another hand Joseph Stella/Estate and bears Joseph Stella Estate stamp (on the reverse)
oil on canvas
11 ½ by 15 ¾ inches
(29.2 by 40 cm)
The canvas is not affixed to a stretcher and there is a natural ripple to the canvas. There are tape remnants from a previous mounting on the reverse. There are a few small specks of loss. Under UV: there is a 2 inch vertical line of inpainting at center.
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.
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Estate of the above
Rabin and Krueger, Newark, New Jersey (acquired from the above)
Sold: Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, March 14, 1968, lot 147
Private collection (acquired at the above sale)
ACA Galleries, New York
Private collection (acquired from the above)
By descent to the present owner