15 May 2002
SAM FRANCIS (1924-1997)
signed, inscribed and dated 'Sam Francis 1957 New York' (on the reverse)
gouache and watercolor on paper
26 x 40 in. (66 x 101.6 cm.)
Painted in 1957
Nantenshi Gallery, Tokyo (acquired from the artist, 1987).
Acquired from the above by the present owner.
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Tokyo, Nantenshi Gallery, Sam Francis 1957-1986, January-February 1987.
This work is registered with the Sam Francis Estate as archive number SF57-003.
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