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P1175 34343 Web

Elegy to the Spanish Republic No. 170

 1987–90

P1175 34343 Web

Acrylic, Conté crayon, and charcoal on canvas
36 x 48 in. (91.4 x 121.9 cm)

INSCRIPTIONS

Recto, upper left, incised: RM
Verso: Verso: R. Motherwell \ 1987

PRESENT OWNER

Private collection, United States

PROVENANCE

Jeannie Motherwell, 1992; Mark Ptashne and Lucy Gordon, New York, 2000; private collection, United States, 2017

COMMENTS

This painting was begun in 1987. Two earlier versions of it were consigned to Knoedler & Company in 1988 and 1989, but Motherwell continued to revise the work until it was sent to his Artcurial exhibition in September 1990.
The illustration in the catalogue raisonné showed the penultimate version of this painting.

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