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Robert Motherwell

Spanish Elegy XIV (Palamos)

Property from Goucher College, Sold to Establish an Endowment for Art Acquisition

Robert Motherwell

Robert Motherwell

Spanish Elegy XIV (Palamos)

Spanish Elegy XIV (Palamos)

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Property from Goucher College, Sold to Establish an Endowment for Art Acquisition

Robert Motherwell

1915 - 1991

Spanish Elegy XIV (Palamos)


signed R Motherwell, signed with the initials R.M. and dated 53 (lower right); signed Robert Motherwell, partially titled and dated 1953 (on the reverse)

oil and graphite on paperboard

19⅞ by 29⅞ in.

50.5 by 75.9 cm.

Executed in 1953.

This work is in very good condition overall. Please contact ctpdaysale@sothebys.com for the professional report prepared by Modern Art Conservation. Framed.


Framed dimensions: 28 ⅝ by 38 ⅝ in. (72.7 by 98.1 cm.)


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.

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Sidney Janis Gallery, New York
Mrs. Henry Epstein, Baltimore (acquired from the above in 1958)
Acquired as a gift from the above in 1966 by the present owner
Max Kozloff, "An Interview with Robert Motherwell: 'How I Admire My Colleagues!'" Artforum 4, No. 1, September 1965, p. 36, illustrated (titled as Elegy to the Spanish Republic XXXVB)
Exh. Cat., Saint Gall, Galerie im Erker (and traveling), Robert Motherwell: Bilder und Collagen, 1967-1970, 1971, p. 11, illustrated
Jack Flam, Katy Rogers and Tim Clifford, eds., Robert Motherwell Paintings and Collages: A Catalogue Raisonné 1941-1991, Vol. 3:  Collages and Paintings on Paper and Paperboard, New Haven, 2012, no. P231, pp. 149-150, illustrated in color
New York, Kootz Gallery, Robert Motherwell, 1953
Andover, Addison Gallery of American Art, Variations, Three Centuries of Painting, 1954
Baltimore, Goucher College, Selections from the Collection of Mrs. Henry Epstein: An Exhibition at Goucher College Marking the Opening of the College Center, 1963, no. 50, p. 35, illustrated (titled as Spanish Elegy XXV-B)
New York, Sidney Janis Gallery, A Selection of 20th Century Art of 3 Generations, 1964, no. 25, n.p., illustrated (titled as Spanish Elegy XXV B)
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, New York School, The First Generation: Paintings of the 1940s and 1950s, 1965, no. 65, p. 136, illustrated (titled as Elegy to the Spanish Republic XXXVB)
Washington, D.C., B.R. Kornblatt Gallery, Eleven Paintings and Two Sculptures from the Sixties, 1981, no. 6, n.p., illustrated (titled as Spanish Elegy XXV B)
Philadelphia, Locks Gallery, Robert Motherwell: Paintings and Collages, 1992, p. 21, illustrated in color (titled as Spanish Elegy XXV B)