Property from a Private Collector
1905 - 2005
UNTITLED & NIÑA CON REBOZO: A PAIR
(I) Signed gustavo montoya (lower right)
(II) Signed gustavo montoya (lower right)
Oil on canvas
(I) 22¼ by 18¼ in. (56.5 by 46.4 cm); (II) 23¾ by 17¾ in. (60.3 by 45.1 cm)
Framed: (I) 34⅜ by 28¼ in. (87.3 by 71.8 cm); (II) 30⅜ by 26¼ in. (77.2 by 66.7 cm)
(I) Painted circa 1960.
(II) Painted in 1982.
(I) This work is in very good condition overall. The canvas is unlined and well-stretched. A minor 1/4 inch indentation to the canvas is present in the upper left extreme corner. The colors are vibrant, and the media layer is stable. In the lower right quadrant, two minor 1/4 inch beige surface accretions are present. Under ultraviolet light inspection, a very fine band of fluorescence becomes apparent along each of the extreme edges of the canvas.
(II) This work is in very good condition overall. The canvas is unlined and well-stretched. The colors are vibrant, and the media layer is stable. Under raking light inspection, a varnish becomes apparent. Under ultraviolet light inspection, a 1/2-inch wide band of fluorescence becomes apparent along the left and lower extreme edges of the painting, but does not interfere with the signature.
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(I) Private Collection, Los Angeles
Private Collection (acquired from the above and sold: Christie's, New York, November 25, 2014, lot 204)
Acquired at the above sale
(II) Galería Tere Haas, Mexico City Private Collection, Ontario (acquired from the above in 1986)
Private Collection (acquired from the above and sold: Christie's, New York, November 25, 2015, lot 203)
Acquired at the above sale