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Lot 145: JOHN F. FRANCIS | The Dessert
20 October 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: oil on canvas
Canvas is lined. SURFACE: In good condition; craquelure throughout; frame abrasions to upper and left edges. UNDER UV: Signs of inpainting on edges (frame abrasion); pooling of varnish to lower edge.
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George Guerry, New York
Mr. and Mrs. Ferdinand H. Davis, New York, 1955
Hirschl & Adler Galleries, New York, 1965
J. William Middendorf II, Greenwich, Connecticut (sold: Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York, October 25, 1973)
Hirschl & Adler Galleries, New York, 1973
Private Collection, New York, 1979
Richard York Gallery, New York, 1997
Private Collection, Briarcliff Manor, New York, 1997
Hirschl & Adler Galleries, New York, 2005
Acquired from the above by the present owner
Dimensions: 25 by 30 1/4 inches
New York and Baltimore, The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Baltimore Museum of Art, American Paintings and Historical Prints from the Middendorf Collection, 1967, no. 20, illustrated as “Still Life with Strawberries”
New York, Hirschl & Adler Galleries, American Still Lifes of the Nineteenth Century, 1971, no. 14, p. 13 illustrated
Greensburg, Pennsylvania, Westmoreland Museum of Art, Food in the Kitchen, 1975, no. A92
New York, Hirschl & Adler Galleries, 1976, The American Experience, no. 41
Omaha, Joslyn Art Museum, 1977, The Chosen Object, no. 19
New York, Berry-Hill Galleries, Inc., John F. Francis: Not Just Desserts, November 19, 1990 - January 5, 1991
Literature: William H. Gerdts and Russell Burke, American Still-Life Painting, New York, 1971, p. 61, no. 5-7 (an earlier example illustrated)
Medium: oil on canvas
Saleroom Notice: Please note the correct literature for this lot should read: William H. Gerdts and Russell Burke, American Still-Life Painting, New York, 1971, p. 61, no. 5-7 (an earlier example illustrated)