26 May 1999
William Samuel Schwartz (1897-1977)
A Western Sunset
signed 'William S. Schwartz' (lower right), signed again, dated '1927' and inscribed with title and 'Nebraska' on the reverse
oil on canvas
30 x 36 in. (76.2 x 91.5 cm.)
Ms. Phyllis Helford, the artist's daughter.
Acquired by the present owner from the above, 1983.
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M. Chapman, William S. Schwartz: A Study, Chicago, Illinois, 1930, p. 59, illustrated
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