Description

    Anto Carte (Belgian, 1886-1954)
    The Annunciation, 1923
    Graphite and watercolor on paper on linen
    29-1/2 x 29-1/2 inches (74.9 x 74.9 cm)
    Signed and dated lower left: Anto - Carte / 1923

    PROVENANCE:
    William S. Stimmel, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, as of 1936.

    EXHIBITED:
    "Exhibition of Paintings by Anto Carte," Department of Fine Arts, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, February 1 - March 19, 1925, no. 16;
    "Anto Carte Exhibition of Paintings," The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio, March 24 - April 20, 1925;
    "The Texas Centennial Exposition," Dallas Museum of Fine Art, Dallas, Texas, June 6 - November 29, 1936. ("814 Farmer's Bank Building, Pittsburgh, PA" on DMA label).

    LITERATURE:
    Exhibition of Paintings by Anto Carte, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1925, cat. no. 16, p. 9.





    Condition Report*:

    Paper on linen, framed under glass. Label on stretcher: 9318 30 Nov 17 41 Label on stretcher: Stimmel lot 47; Label on frame: C.M.A. TR 865/12; Inscribed on frame: No. 21 Abrasion and paint loss to the paper in the extreme lower right corner measuring 1 x 3/4 inches (at its widest). Additionally there is frame abrasion to the mid section of the right side edge as well as the middle section of the left side edge (mostly covered by the frame) and a two inch section lower left corner of the bottom edge. There is a small spot of abrasion in the vegetation to the right of the Virgin's feet. There are slight undulations in the paper primarily along the bottom edge. Original artist pinholes at top center.   Framed in the original Ateliers Mommen of Brussels frame. Framed Dimensions 36 X 36 X 2 Inches

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