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"A Spanish Elegy" by Robert Motherwell

A Spanish Elegy

 1958

"A Spanish Elegy" by Robert Motherwell

Oil on canvas board
5 1/8 x 7 1/4 in. (13 x 18.4 cm)

INSCRIPTIONS

Recto not signed, not dated
Verso (on label on backing board): OIL ON BELGIAN \ CANVAS BOARD
Verso (on label on backing board): “A SPANISH ELEGY” \ ROBERT MOTHERWELL \ ST-JEAN-DE-LUZ, FRANCE, 1958

PRESENT OWNER

Private collection

PROVENANCE

Private collection, ca. 1960-1965; private collection, 2012

COMMENTS

This work was illustrated with a black and write photograph in the Catalogue Raisonné and the Comments noted that we were “not certain the work exists in the form illustrated here” and dated the work as being from “around 1959.”
The work is illustrated here in color for the first time and the date has been changed It is 1958 to reflect the inscription on the verso. This painting was given by Motherwell to an official at the Dalton School in New York, which his daughters attended in the early 1960s.

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