20 May 2009
Walter Ufer (1876-1936)
signed 'wufer' (lower center)
oil on canvas
24 x 24 in. (63.5 x 63.5 cm.)
Painted in 1924.
Mrs. Alexander H. Kerr.
Alexander H. Kerr, Jr., gift from the above, 1936.
Private collection, Los Angeles, California.
Sale: Butterfield's, San Francisco, California, 9 June 2002, lot 8085.
Acquired by the present owner from the above.
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