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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.