10 May 2006
Forrest Bess (1911-1977)
Untitled (Indian Summer)
signed and dated 'UNTITLED 1949 Forrest Bess' (on the stretcher)
oil on canvas
7 13/16 x 9 7/8 in. (19.8 x 25 cm.)
Painted in 1949.
Mary and Earle Ludgin, Chicago
Gift of the above to the present owner, 1981
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