29 September 2004
David Burliuk (1882-1967)
signed and dated twice 'Burliuk 1946, 1947' (lower center)
oil on canvas
15 x 17 7/8 in. (38.1 x 45.4 cm.)
Painted in 1946-1947
G. Morris Haft, New York.
Anon. sale, Sotheby's, New York, 17 December 1990, lot 366.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
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