14 November 2007
Sam Francis (1923-1994)
Composition, Yellow and Purple
signed and dated 'Sam Francis 58' (on the reverse)
watercolor on paper
30 x 22¼ in. (76.2 x 56.5 cm.)
Painted in 1958.
Arthur Tooth Gallery, London
EJ Power, London Marlborough-Gerson Gallery Inc., New York
The Prudential Collection, Newark
Their sale; Christie's, New York, 15 March 2005, lot 183
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner
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New York, Marlborough-Gerson Gallery, Aspects of 20th Century Art, 1962, no. 18 (illustrated).
This work will be included in the forthcoming Sam Francis Catalogue Raisonné edited by Debra Burchett-Lere and is registered with the Sam Francis Foundation as archive numbers SF57-156 and SF58-062.
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