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Fairfield Porter

Still Life

Estimate:

50,000

to
- 70,000 USD

Property from the Collection of Ambassador and Mrs. Felix Rohatyn

Fairfield Porter

Fairfield Porter

Still Life

Still Life

Estimate:

50,000

to
- 70,000 USD

Lot sold:

110,880

USD

Property from the Collection of Ambassador and Mrs. Felix Rohatyn

Fairfield Porter

1907 - 1975

Still Life


signed Fairfield Porter and dated 1959 (lower right)

oil on canvas

32 by 22 inches

(81.3 by 55.9 cm)

The canvas is unlined and there is minor frame abrasion along the extreme edges. There is a stretcher bar mark visible at the bottom edge. Under UV: The work retains an uneven varnish. Although some pigments fluoresce, they appear to be the artist’s original work. 


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.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

[with]Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York
Kenneth Wright
[with]Hirschl & Adler Modern, New York
Acquired by the present owner from the above
Joan Ludman, "Checklist of Paintings by Fairfield Porter," Fairfield Porter: An  American Classic, New York, 1992, p. 289
Joan Ludman, Fairfield Porter: A Catalogue Raisonné of the Paintings, Watercolors, and Pastels, New York, 2001, no. L273, p. 164, illustrated
Boston, Massachusetts, Museum of Fine Arts, Fairfield Porter: Realist Painter in an Age of Abstraction, January-March 1983, no. 28, p. 103
Houston, Texas, Contemporary Arts Museum; Albany, New York, Albright-Knox Art Gallery; Columbus, Ohio, Columbus Museum of Art; Purchase, New York, Neuberger Museum of Art, State University of New York at Purchase; Portland, Oregon, Portland Art Museum; Miami, Florida, Art Museum of Florida International University, American Still Life, 1945-1983, September 1983-February 1985, pp. 35, 93, illustrated p. 132
New York, Hirschl & Adler Modern, Fairfield Porter, 1907-1975, September 1985, no. 8, n.p.