Lot 75: HARRY LESLIE HOFFMAN | The Cotton Gin

Sotheby's

October 20, 2016, 2:00 PM EST
New York, NY, US
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Description: oil on canvas
Dimensions: 30 by 40 inches
Medium: oil on canvas
Condition Report: Oil on canvas, canvas is lined. Canvas is slightly slack on the stretcher and buckling at the corners. Surface: In generally good condition aside from a few minor scattered losses at lower right and a small loss to the center. UNDER UV: A few dots of inpaint at lower right to address the aforementioned losses.
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Exhibited: New York, National Academy of Design, Ninety-Fourth Annual Winter Exhibition, 1919, no. 77
Art Institute of Chicago, Thirty-Second Annual Exhibition of Oil Paintings and Sculpture, 1919, no. 108, illustrated
University of Chicago, Quadrangle Club, 1923
Milwaukee Art Institute, Exhibition of Forty Paintings, 1925, no. 21
San Francisco, California Palace of the Legion of Honor, Exhibition of Paintings: Collection of the Friends of American Art Lent by the Art Institute of Chicago, 1926, no. 11
Evanston, University League, 1926
Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Selection of American Paintings Purchased by the Friends of American Art and Presented to the Art Institute of Chicago, 1926
Columbia, University of Missouri, 1927
Art Institute of Chicago, A Century of Progress: Exhibition of Paintings and Sculpture, 1933, no. 564, p. 71
Chicago, Garfield Park Art Galleries, Exhibition of Greek Sculptures and American Paintings, 1935–1936
Literature: Bulletin of the Art Institute of Chicago 14, 1920, p. 25, illustrated
Art Institute of Chicago, Handbook of Paintings and Drawings, Part II, 1920, no. 447, p. 48
Art Institute of Chicago, A Guide to the Paintings in the Permanent Collection, 1925, no. 447, p. 140
Art Institute of Chicago, Paintings in the Art Institute of Chicago: A Catalogue of the Picture Collection, 1961, p. 218
Provenance: Acquired directly from the artist with funds from Friends of American Art, 1919
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