Lot 69: JOHN CHRISTEN JOHANSEN | The Recital (Drawing Room, Town House)
October 20, 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: oil on canvas
Oil on canvas. Canvas is not lined. SURFACE: in good condition aside from uneven, drippy varnish, which has begun to bloom in a few places--mostly on piano and below; scattered, minor spots of surface dirt; should clean nicely. UNDER UV: A varnish has been applied unevenly; probably the intent of the artist.
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Provenance: Acquired directly from the artist with funds from Friends of American Art and Mr. and Mrs. Frank G. Logan Purchase Prize Fund, 1925
Dimensions: 29 5/8 by 39 3/4 inches
Art Institute of Chicago, The Thirty-Eighth Annual Exhibition of American Paintings and Sculpture, 1925, no. 102
Art Institute of Chicago, A Century of Progress: Exhibition of Paintings and Sculpture, 1933, no. 571
Chicago, Garfield Park Art Galleries, Exhibition of Greek Sculptures and American Paintings, 1935-1936
Appleton, Wisconsin, Lawrence College, Loan Exhibition of American Paintings at Lawrence College, 1937
Champaign, University of Illinois, American Paintings from the Permanent Collection of the Art Institute of Chicago, 1939
Kalamazoo Civic Theatre, Paintings from the Friends of American Art Collection, 1945
Chicago, School of the Art Institute, 100 Artists–100 Years, 1979–1980, no. 55, p. 12, illustrated
“Thirty-Eighth Annual American Exhibition,” Bulletin of the Art Institute of Chicago 19, 1925, p. 97
Francis Hamilton, “Artists’ Homes as They Paint Them,” International Studio 81, 1925, p. 418, illustrated
Art Institute of Chicago, A Guide to the Paintings in the Permanent Collection, 1932, p. 159
Art Institute of Chicago, Paintings in the Art Institute of Chicago: A Catalogue of the Picture Collection, 1961, p. 247
Medium: oil on canvas