EUGENE BERMAN (1899 - 1972)
Signed with the initials EB, dated 1944 and numbered I. (lower center)
Pen and ink and ink wash on paper
14¼ by 10½ in. (36.1 by 26.6 cm)
Framed: 23 by 19½ in. (58.4 by 49.5 cm)
Executed in 1944.
We extend sincere thanks to Peter Sherwin for his kind assistance in authenticating the present work from photographs.
This work is in very good condition. Executed on very thin cream laid paper. Hinged with tape at all four corners on the sheets verso. The edges of the sheet are deckled. Some undulation to the paper. Some discoloration to the extreme edges and one larger spot of discoloration in the lower right corner. The sheet is somewhat time stained overall. Some inscriptions by another hand on the verso.
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Private Collection, California
Acquired from the above on October 5, 1999