Lot 26: GEORGE BENJAMIN LUKS | Portrait of Maurice Prendergast

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October 20, 2016, 2:00 PM EST
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Description: oil on canvas
Dimensions: 20 by 16 inches
Medium: oil on canvas
Condition Report: Oil on canvas, canvas is not lined. SURFACE: In good condition. UNDER UV: There are scattered spots of inpainting to the right of his head in the background and a spot on his true right shoulder.
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Exhibited: New York, The Forum Gallery, Portrait of Artists, 1965, no. 21
Milwaukee, The Milwaukee Art Center, The Inner Circle, 1966, no. 65, illustrated
Evanston, Illinois, Terra Museum of American Art, Treasures from the Hirshhorn Museum: American Painting, 1880-1930, 1980, no. 15
Washington, National Portrait Gallery, The Eight, 1983
Literature: Judith Zilczer, 'The Eight on Tour, 1908-1909', The American Art Journal, Summer, 1984, XVI, no. 3, p. 25, fig. 5
Provenance: Washington Irving Gallery, New York, 1958
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1958
Collection of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution (sold: Christie's, New York, December 3, 1996, lot 143)
Acquired from the above sale by the present owner
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