• Post-War & Contemporary Mornin auction at Christies

    Sale 2220

    Post-War & Contemporary Morning Session

    11 November 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 104

    David Smith (1906-1965)

    The Italian Theme

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    David Smith (1906-1965)
    The Italian Theme
    signed and dated 'David Smith 1942' (lower right)
    ink on paper
    19½ x 25 in. (49.5 x 63.5 cm.)
    Executed in 1942.


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    Provenance

    Douglas Crockwell, gift of the artist
    By descent to the present owner


    Pre-Lot Text

    Property from the Descendants of Douglas Crockwell


    Literature

    J. Rikhoff, David Smith, I Remember, New York, 1984, p. 10 (illustrated).
    H. Kramer, "The Sculpture of David Smith," Arts Magazine, February 1960, p. 31 (illustrated).


    Exhibited

    New York, Willard Gallery, David Smith, April-May 1943. Albany Institute of History and Art, American Drawing Annual III, February 1943, no. 129.