ROBERT MOTHERWELL | SPANISH ELEGY
1915 - 1991
signed on the backing board
oil and graphite on canvas board
9 by 12 in. 22.9 by 30.5 cm.
Executed in 1959.
Sidney Janis Gallery, New York
Gimpel Fils, London (acquired in 1961)
Private Collection, UK (acquired in 1966)
Private Collection, London (acquired in 1975)
Private Collection, California (acquired in 1975)
Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles (acquired in 1975)
Acquired by the present owner from the above in 1976
Jack Flam, Katy Rogers, and Tim Clifford Eds., Robert Motherwell Paintings and Collages: A Catalogue Raisonné, 1941-1991, Volume Two: Paintings on Canvas and Panel, New Haven and London 2012, pp. 126-127, no. P200, illustrated in color
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Celebrating Modern Art: The Anderson Collection, October 2000 - January 2001, p. 318, pl. 182, illustrated in color, and p. 377, no. 196 (text)
San Francisco, M.H. de Young Memorial Museum, Between Life and Death: Robert Motherwell’s Elegies in Bay Area Collections, September 2015 - March 2016