Sam Francis Painting SF80-1191, Original Work
Painting by Sam Francis (1923-1994). Work is no. SF80-1191. Work is accompanied by a copy of the receipt issued 10.8.2005 by Cornette de Saint Cyr, Paris, France. Provenance: Estate of the artist, California Gallery Delaive, Amsterdam, Netherlands unverified provenance history Cornette de Saint-Cyr 10.8.2005 auction, lot 69 Private Collection, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Markings: signed; Sam Francis Estate stamp; additional markings
Materials: American; acrylic on paper
Dimensions: 23.5″h, 18″w; 37.5″h, 30.5″w
Scholarship provided by the Sam Francis Foundation, Pasadena, California:
This work is identified with the interim identification number of SF80-1191 in consideration for the forthcoming Sam Francis: Catalogue Raisonne of Unique Works on Paper. This information is subject to change as scholarship continues by the Sam Francis Foundation.
TITLE/DATE: Untitled, ca. 1978 (SF78-1191)
MEDIUM/SUPPORT: Acrylic on paper (painted in Bern)
DIMENSIONS: 17 3/4 x 23 3/4 in. (45.09 x 60.33 cm)
INSCRIPTIONS: Unsigned and undated
Stamped with Estate logo and facsimile signature stamps
Also inscribed (by studio assistant) with inventory numbers on verso in pencil:
PROVENANCE: Estate of the artist, California (1994)
Gallery Delaive, Amsterdam (2000)
Unverified provenance history [?] (May 2005) [through Sotheby’s, Milan]
Private collection, Amsterdam, Netherlands (October 2008) [through Pierre Cornette de Sainty Cyr, Paris]
LITERATURE: Sotheby’s Milan, May 26, 2005: Modern and Contemporary Art, lot no. 81, ill. In color.
Pierre Cornette de Saint Cyr, October 8 2005: Art Contemporain, lot no. 69, ill. In color.
[?] Designates unknown or unverified data or provenance sequence included within brackets.