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    Sale 2142

    Fine American Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture

    5 March 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 21

    George Benjamin Luks (1867-1933)

    The Joy of Living

    Price Realised  

    George Benjamin Luks (1867-1933)
    The Joy of Living
    signed 'George Luks' (lower right)
    oil on canvas
    35½ x 23½ in. (90.2 x 59.7 cm.)


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    Provenance

    The artist.
    Frank K. M. Rehn Galleries, New York, 1934.
    Acquired by the present owner from the above, 1934.


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    Pre-Lot Text

    SOLD TO BENEFIT THE ACQUISITIONS FUNDS OF THE MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, BOSTON


    Literature

    C. Cunningham, "Portraits by Luks, James, and Carriere," Boston Transcript, Boston, Massachusetts, January 26, 1935.
    A.H.W., "Present Day Americans Entering Boston Museum," Union and Republican, Springfield, Massachusetts, April 21, 1935.
    Museum of Fine Arts Boston, American Paintings in the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Boston, Massachusetts, 1997, p. 187, illustrated.


    Exhibited

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Annual Exhibition, 1922, no. 98.
    New York, Frank M. Rehn Galleries, Paintings and Drawings by George Luks, March 19-April 7, 1934, no. 6.
    Boston, Massachusetts, Vose Galleries, Paintings and Drawings by George Luks, October 29-November 17, 1934, no. 4.