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    Sale 7595

    20th Century British Art

    6 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 82

    Sam Francis (1923-1994)

    Painting 1957

    Price Realised  


    Sam Francis (1923-1994)
    Painting 1957
    14¾ x 11 in. (37.5 x 27.9 cm.)
    This work is registered with the Sam Francis Foundation as archive number SF57-308.

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    with Gimpel Fils, London, where purchased by the present owner in 1957 for 40 gns.

    Saleroom Notice

    Please note the following additional information for this lot:

    The correct title for this work is Painting 1955 and not as stated in the catalogue entry.

    signed 'Sam Francis' and dated 'N.Y. 1955' (on the reverse).

    Seattle, Washington, Zoe Dusanne Gallery, March - April 1956.

    The correct archive number is SF55-136 and not as stated in the catalogue.

    The work will be included in the forthcoming Sam Francis Catalogue Raisonné edited by Debra Burchett-Lere and published by the University of California Press, Berkeley.


    London, Gimpel Fils, Sam Francis: Oil Paintings and Watercolours, May - June 1957, no. 24.