An Instinctive Eye: Property from A Distinguished Collector
1880 - 1966
signed with the artist's initials and dated VII.21 41
ink and crayon on paper
Sheet:14 by 17 in. (35.5 by 43.1 cm.)
Framed: 21 ⅜ by 24¼ in. (54.2 by 61.5 cm.)
This work is in very good condition overall. The sheet is hinged at the upper edge of the reverse to the backing board. There are artist pinholes in all four corners of the sheet. There is slight undulation to the sheet, visible upon close inspection. There is slight discoloration to the overall sheet, most notably along the edges and in the corners and visible upon close inspection. There is soiling at the upper left and upper right corners, visible upon close inspection. Framed under Acrylic.
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André Emmerich Gallery, New York
Sylvia Cordish Gallery, Baltimore
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 1988
New York, André Emmerich Gallery, Hans Hofmann: Provincetown Landscapes, January 1979
Atlanta, Heath Gallery, Hans Hofmann: Small Works and Provincetown Paintings, 1983
New York, André Emmerich Gallery, Hans Hofmann, Pictures of Summer: Provincetown 1941-1942, January - February 1986
New Orleans, Arthur Rogers Gallery, March 1986
Baltimore, C. Grimaldis Gallery, 1987