22 September 2015
Walt Kuhn (1877-1949)
Ruth with Green Headcloth
signed and dated 'Walt Kuhn/1927' (upper right)
oil on canvas
15 x 12 in. (38.1 x 30.5 cm.)
Painted in 1927.
Salander-O'Reilly Galleries, New York.
Private collection, Maine; sold, Christie's, New York, 26 May 1988, lot 334A.
Acquired by the present owner from the above.
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P.R. Adams, Walt Kuhn, Painter: His Life and Work, Columbus, Ohio, 1978, p. 252, no. 204 (with inverted dimensions).
New York, The Downtown Gallery, Walt Kuhn, February 14-March 4, 1928.
The model for the present work is Ruth Lloyd-Jones, a local waitress near Walt Kuhn's home in Maine.
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