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Lot 72: JOHN THEODORE JOHNSON | Portrait of Mary Johnson
October 20, 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: oil on canvas
Oil on canvas. Canvas is not lined. SURFACE: in good condition. UNDER UV: No apparent inpainting.
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Provenance: Acquired directly from the artist with funds from the Mr. and Mrs. Frank G. Logan Purchase Prize Fund, 1928
Dimensions: 26 by 31 3/4 inches
Art Institute of Chicago, Thirty-Second Annual Exhibition by Artists of Chicago and Vicinity, 1928, no. 125, illustrated
Chicago, Carson Pirie Scott & Co, Paintings and Water Colors by J. Theodore Johnson, 1928, no. 1
Rockford Art Association, 1936
Chicago, Stevens Hotel, Second National Exhibition of the Society for Sanity in Art, Inc., 1941, no. 102
Marguerite B. Williams, “Young Womanhood,” Chicago Daily News, February 8, 1928
Daniel Catton Rich, “Paintings by Three Chicago Artists,” Bulletin of the Art Institute of Chicago 22, 1928, p. 94
Art Institute of Chicago, A Guide to the Paintings in the Permanent Collection, 1932, p. 159
Edward B. Rowan, “The Painting of J. Theodore Johnson,” Art and Archeology 33, 1932, p. 34, illustrated
Art Institute of Chicago, Paintings in the Art Institute of Chicago: A Catalogue of the Picture Collection, 1961, p. 248
Medium: oil on canvas