Property from a New York Estate
1912 - 1956
signed and dated -44
pastel, ink and gouache on paper
11 ½ by 15 ½ in. 29.2 by 39.4 cm.
framed: 25 ¼ by 29 ½ in. 64.1 by 74.9 cm.
This work is in very good condition overall. The bottom and left edges are slightly deckled and there are artist pinholes in all four corners. Upon close inspection, there is minor evidence of light wear and handling to the edges, including a minor loss to the lower left corner. Upon close inspection, there is faint discoloration to the sheet, typical of a work of this age. The colors are bright and fresh. The sheet is hinged verso to the mat intermittently along the top and bottom edges. Framed under glass.
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Estate of the artist
Collection of Lee Krasner, New York (by descent from the above in 1956)
Sidney Janis Gallery, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 1957
New York, Sidney Janis Gallery, 40 Drawings by Jackson Pollock 1934 to 1956, November 1957, cat. no. 15
New York, Museum of Modern Art, Jackson Pollock: Drawing Into Painting, February – March 1980
New York, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, Exploring the Unknown: Surrealism in American Art, November 1995 - January 1996, p. 7, illustrated in color