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Francis Criss (1901-1973)
Francis Criss (1901-1973)

Morning in Florence

Details
Francis Criss (1901-1973)
Morning in Florence
signed and dated 'Criss-34' (lower right)
oil on masonite
18½ x 26¾ in. (47 x 68 cm.)
Provenance
The artist.
By descent to the present owner.
Literature
The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Restructured Realities: The 1930s Paintings of Francis Criss, exhibition catalogue, Washington, D.C., 2001, p. 14, fig. 12, illustrated.
Exhibited
The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Restructured Realities: The 1930s Paintings of Francis Criss, August 4, 2001-October 14, 2002, no. 12.

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Lot Essay

Francis Criss painted Morning in Florence while studying mural painting in Europe on a Guggenheim fellowship. The artist chose to include himself in the present work, dressed in a white suit and leaning against a bridge. A larger version of the present work is currently in a private collection, New York.

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