4 November 2009
PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE EUROPEAN COLLECTOR
Reuven Rubin (1893-1974)
Bouquet of Calla Lilies
signed 'Rubin' and signed again in Hebrew (lower left)
oil on canvas
32 1/8 x 23 5/8 in. (81.6 x 60 cm.)
Painted in 1937
Anon. sale, Sotheby's, New York, 8 October 1986, lot 260.
Stern Gallery, Tel Aviv (acquired at the above sale).
Acquired from the above by the present owner, 1987.
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