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    Mort Künstler (American, b. 1931)
    John Philip Sousa, 1977
    Oil on board
    16-3/4 x 18 inches (42.5 x 45.7 cm)
    Signed and dated lower left: © MKünstler / '77

    PROVENANCE:
    Hammer Galleries, New York, 1979;
    Saks Galleries, Denver, Colorado, 1979;
    Private collection, Oklahoma.

    EXHIBITED:
    Old Orchard Museum, Oyster Bay, New York, "Old Glory's Proudest Moments," June 10-September 8, 1978;
    U.S. Navy Memorial Museum, Washington, D.C., "Old Glory's Proudest Moments," February-April 15, 1979;
    Hammer Galleries, New York, "Mort Künstler: Epic Paintings of America," October 23-November 3, 1979.

    LITERATURE:
    Commemorative First Day Issue, Old Glory's Proudest Moments, Unicover -- Fleetwood Division, Cheyenne, Wyoming, 1978, illustration;
    Mort Künstler: Epic Paintings of America, exhibition catalogue, Hammer Galleries, New York, 1979, p. 8, illustrated;
    M. Künstler and H. S. Commager, Mort Künstler's 50 Epic Paintings of America, New York, 1979, p. 81, illustrated.






    Condition Report*: Work remains in excellent condition; under UV exam, there does not appear to be any previous restoration. Framed Dimensions 26 X 27.375 Inches
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    November, 2015
    16th Monday
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