Two Centuries: American Art

Two Centuries: American Art

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Joseph Stella

Untitled (Portrait Profile and Still Life)

Lot Closed

October 6, 07:15 PM GMT


15,000 - 25,000 USD

Lot Details


Joseph Stella

1877 - 1946

Untitled (Portrait Profile and Still Life)

signed Joseph Stella (lower right)

oil on canvas

canvas: 19 ⅛ by 18 ⅞ inches (48.6 by 47.9 cm)

framed: 26 by 26 inches (66 by 66 cm)

Josephine M. Lettera

Pensler Galleries, Washington, D.C.

Franklin Riehlman Fine Art, New York

Acquired by the present owner circa 1998

This portrait in profile bears a strong resemblance to Joseph Stella’s Portrait of Samuel Putnam (Private collection). An American editor, publisher and author, Putnam was a frequent contributor to newspapers such as The Chicago Tribune, Evening Post and the Daily Worker. He later gained widespread recognition as a prolific literary translator and an expert on the literature of Brazil.