Lot 42: WALTER STUEMPFIG, (AMERICAN 1914-1970), PORTRAIT OF A COLLECTOR, RAY LIVINGSTON MURPHY
December 14, 2016
Philadelphia, PA, USALive Auction
PORTRAIT OF A COLLECTOR, RAY LIVINGSTON MURPHY
Inscribed ''Walter Stuempfig Jr./Confirmed by Anthony Stuempfig, Phila'' verso, oil on canvas
50 x 42 1/4 in. (127 x 107.3cm)
Sotheby''s Arcade, New York, sale of February 1, 1990, lot 162.
"The Art of Walter Stuempfig, 1914-1970'', Richard York Gallery, New York, New York, September 8 - October 8, 1994, no. 31.
''Walter Stuempfig, 1914-1970", The Forbes Galleries, New York, New York, June 1 - November 24, 2012.
Frame: 59 x 51 x 3 1/4 in.
With minor surface soiling variously and a vertical black line running intermittenly at the top right corner, approxiamtely 4 inches long- this is possibly paint original to working method, or possible staining. With very minor wear at extreme edges, for example, at upper horizontal edge in the corner area. With localized craquelure in the center right and left of canvas and an approximately 1 1/2 in. scuff at the center of the right vertical edge. There is an area to the left of the fur of the left lapel that floresces under black light (see image), though this could possibly be pigment original to the painting.
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