Monte Crews (American, 1888-1946)
    Amateur Nite - Cowboy Bill's Ramblers, The Saturday Evening Post cover, January 11, 1936
    Oil on canvas
    36-1/2 x 28-1/4 inches (92.7 x 71.8 cm)
    Signed lower left: Monte / Crews

    The artist;
    Major Edward Bowes, gift from the above, 1936;
    Sale: Kende Galleries at Gimbel Brothers, New York, November 1, 1946, lot 104;
    Lindy's, New York, acquired from the above;
    Sale: Savoy Art & Auction Galleries, New York, October 24, 1969, lot 8;
    Ted Mack, acquired from the above;
    Lewis Goldberg, by descent, 1976;
    Lloyd Marx, by descent, 1983;
    Albert Fisher, by descent.

    A copy of the Saturday Evening Post magazine and a letter by the artist dated September 2, 1936, gifting this work to Major Edward Bowes, accompanies the present work.

    Condition Report*:

    Unlined canvas; minor craquelure and surface grime; faint stretcher bar marks; under UV light, there appears to be small scattered spots of inpaint in white background and along edges; an approx. 6 x 5 inch section of inpaint at bottom center affecting wooden box at bottom of image; an approx. 2 x 1.5 inch spot of inpaint in far right figure's chest; an approx. 2.5 x 2 area of inpaint in upper right corner and an approx. 6 x 7 inch area of inpaint in upper left corner - both not affecting image and with corresponding patches on the reverse. Framed Dimensions 40 X 32 Inches

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