• Fine American Paintings, Drawi auction at Christies

    Sale 2285

    Fine American Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture

    4 March 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 8

    Karl Knaths (1891-1971)

    Rye Bread

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Karl Knaths (1891-1971)
    Rye Bread
    signed 'Karl Knaths' (center right)--signed again, dated '1951' and inscribed with title (on the upper stretcher bar)
    oil on canvas
    40 x 50 in. (101.6 x 127 cm.)


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    Provenance

    Paul Rosenberg & Co., New York.
    Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York, acquired from the above, 1952.
    Lily Harmon, New York, gift from the above, 1956.
    Gift to the present owner from the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Foundation and Lily Harmon, 1980.


    Pre-Lot Text

    SOLD BY THE ORDER OF THE TRUSTEES OF THE HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN TO BENEFIT ITS ACQUISITIONS PROGRAM


    Exhibited

    New York, Paul Rosenberg & Co., Recent Paintings by Karl Knaths, November 5-24, 1951, no. 3.
    Ottawa, Canada, National Gallery of Canada, and elsewhere, Some American Paintings from the Collection of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, January 10-31, 1957.
    New York, New York Coliseum, Art: USA: 1959, April 3-19, 1959, no. 119a.