ALFREDO RAMOS MARTÍNEZ | LOS NOVIOS (THE SWEETHEARTS)
30,000 - 40,000 USD
Property Sold to Benefit the Acquisition Fund of the San Diego Museum of Art
ALFREDO RAMOS MARTÍNEZ
(1872 - 1946)
LOS NOVIOS (THE SWEETHEARTS)
Signed Ramos Martínez (lower right)
Oil on canvas
15 by 20 in. (38.1 by 50.8 cm)
Framed: 22 by 26¾ in. (55.9 by 68 cm)
Painted circa 1941.
Louis Stern has confirmed the authenticity of this work. It will be included in the catalogue raisonné of paintings, to be published by the Alfredo Ramos Martínez Research Project.
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 overall. A 1/8-inch circular spot of pigment loss is present at the extreme lower right edge of the canvas. Under ultraviolet light inspection, no evidence of inpainting becomes apparent.
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Dalzell Hatfield Galleries, Los Angeles
Acquired from the above by the present owner on September 26, 1968
Martin Petersen, et al., San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art: Selections from the Permanent Collection, San Diego, 1993, illustrated p. 151
Margarita Nieto & Louis Stern, Alfredo Ramos Martínez & Modernismo, Los Angeles, 2009, n.n., illustrated in color p. 174
San Diego Museum of Art, The Horse in Art, 1963