29 September 2009
PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE CALIFORNIA COLLECTOR
William Chadwick (1879-1962)
Early Spring Flowers
signed 'W Chadwick' (lower left)
oil on canvas
30 x 30 in. (76.2 x 76.2 cm.)
Christie's, New York, 2 December 1998, lot 31.
Acquired by the present owner from the above.
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