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    Hans Hofmann (1880-1966)
    Truro Lighthouse (Landscape Lighthouse), 1938
    Casein on panel
    30 x 34-3/4 inches (76.2 x 88.3 cm)
    Inscribed on the reverse upper center: Cat 1044 1938 / Truro Lighthouse / casein on plywood / 30 x 34 3/4

    PROVENANCE:
    Estate of the artist;
    André Emmerich Gallery, New York, 1972;
    Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago, 1972;
    Private collection, 1972;
    Private collection, Wisconsin, c. 1980;
    Christie's, New York, May 12, 2011, lot 241;
    Private collection, Texas, acquired from the above;
    Christies, New York, May 11, 2016;
    Private collection, San Francisco, acquired from the above by the present owner.

    EXHIBITED:
    Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, Massachusetts, "Hans Hofmann: Painter and Teacher," January-February 1948;
    Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago, "Hans Hofmann: Paintings," January-March 1972.

    LITERATURE:
    Addison Gallery of American Art, Hans Hofmann: Painter and Teacher, exhibition catalogue, Andover, 1948, p. 82, illustrated.
    H. Bartlett, Jr., Search for the Real and Other Essays: A Monograph Based on an Exhibition, Covering a Half Century of the Art of Hans Hofmann, Held at the Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, January 2-February 22, 1948, Cambridge, 1967, p. 76, illustrated.
    R. Glauber, Hans Hofmann: Paintings at the Richard Gray Gallery through March, Skyline, February 23, 1972, illustrated.
    S. Villiger, ed., Hans Hofmann: Catalogue Raisonné of Paintings, Volume II (1901-1951), Burlington, 2014, p. 132, no. P216, illustrated.


    More information about Hans Hofmann, also known as Hofmann, Hans, Hoffman, Hans, Hofmann, Johann.



    Condition Report*: The work is mounted along the edges to a wooden stretcher. Small specks of paint loss at extreme right lower edge, few pinpoint accretions are to the lower left quadrant, minute circular indentation and a hairline vertical abrasion to the lower center in a blue passage, hairline abrasion in yellow paint in upper left quadrant. Under UV light, intermittent inpainting is visible to the edges and corners, and a few small spots of inpainting are visible occasionally within the composition. Several areas that fluoresce under ultraviolet light, located primarily above the center lower edge, appear to be by the hand of the artist.
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    November, 2021
    17th Wednesday
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