28 - 29 May 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 56,250
Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000
Emiliano di Cavalcanti (Brazilian 1897-1976)
signed 'E di Cavalcanti' (lower right)
inscribed by the late owner in 1965 along the back stretcher bars:
'GIFT TO FRANK AND MARY LINDER, FROM THE EMPLOYEES OF J. WALTER THOMPSON CO. RIO DE JANEIRO BRAZIL, AFTER SERVING AS MANAGER 1954-1959, DI CAVALCANTI CONSIDERED BRAZIL'S GREATEST LIVING PAINTER, CHOSEN BY MARY + FRANK LINDER IN DI CAVALCANTI'S STUDIO IN RIO'
oil on canvas
18 x 10 5/8 in. (45.7 x 27 cm.)
Painted in 1959.
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This work is sold with a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist and dated March 6, 1959 Rio de Janeiro, on letterhead from the J. Thompson Company Do Brasil.
Acquired from the artist.
Gift to Frank and Mary Linder from the employees of J. Walter Thompson Co. Rio de Janeiro (1959).
By descent to the present owner, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.
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