Description

    Joseph Stella (American, 1877-1946)
    Nocturne I, circa 1919
    Pastel on paper
    19 x 24-1/2 inches (48.3 x 62.2 cm) (sheet)
    Signed twice, upper center and lower right: Joseph Stella

    PROVENANCE:
    Mrs. Lester Francis Avnet;
    Sotheby's, New York, January 27, 1984, lot 590;
    Doris Bry, New York, acquired from the above;
    Christie's, New York, March 14-23, 2016, lot 89;
    Acquired by the present owner from the above.

    EXHIBITED:
    Neuberger Museum, Purchase, New York, 1977-79;
    Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, "Joseph Stella," April 22-October 9, 1994.

    LITERATURE:
    Whitney Museum of American Art, Joseph Stella, exhibition catalogue, New York, 1994, p. 273.


    Condition Report*:

    Sheet is hinged approx. eight places verso and slightly buckles; an approx. 2 inch crease in upper right corner; very light overall paper discoloration; two tiny appox. 1/4 inch tear on lower half of left sheet edge; framed under museum glass. Framed Dimensions 24.75 X 30.75 Inches

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