12 September 2006
John Whorf (1903-1959)
The Battle of the Century
signed 'John Whorf' (upper right)--signed, dated and inscribed 'To Gardner from John Whorf-1927' (upper left)
watercolor and pencil on paper laid down on board
16¼ x 22¾ in. (41.3 x 57.8 cm.)
Gardner, the artist's teacher, gift of the artist.
B-Q Co., Long Beach, California.
Ellen Mills Bingley.
By descent to the present owner.
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