DescriptionGEORGE BENJAMIN LUKS (American, 1867-1933)
The Green Tie (Portrait of Edward H. Smith), circa 1915
Oil on canvas
30 x 25 inches (76.2 x 63.5 cm)
Signed lower right: George Luks
Berry-Hill Galleries, New York (label verso);
Private collection, 1978;
Sotheby's, New York, American Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture Including Property from the John F. Eulich Collection, May 20, 1998, lot 38.
Berry-Hill Galleries, New York, "Continuities: American Figure Painting 1900-1950", October 11-November 5, 1983, no. 18 (label verso).
Edward H. Smith (1882-1927) was a journalist, editor, writer and a close friend of the artist.
Lined canvas; faint craquelure throughout; stable surface; under UV exam, appears to be in-painting along extreme edges, but professional varnish layer makes painting surface difficult to read. Framed Dimensions 37 X 32.5 Inches
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