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Sale 102507 Lot 57

American (1900-1988)
"Portrait of Bob"
oil on canvas, signed lower right and dated 1936.
41 x 35

Provenance: Ferargil Galleries, New York; Walled Malouf, New York, New York; Private collection, Connecticut.

Exhibitions: The Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, October 15, 1936, n. 25; Boston, April 1937; Ferargil Gallery, December, 1937; The Art Institute of Chicago, "American Paintings and Sculpture Forty-Ninth Annual Exhibition", 1938, n. 127, won 2nd popular prize; California Palace of the Legion of Honor, n.d.; San Franciso Golden Gate International Exposition, 1940; Hudson's, n.d., n. 16..

Literature: Illustrated: Carnegie Magazine, 1936, vol. 10, p. 204; "The Art and Life of Luigi Lucioni, a contribution towards a catalogue raisonne", Dr. Stuart P. Embury, p. 149, n. 36.4.

Other Notes: The artist's studio label is on the reverse and reads "Luigi Lucioni 64 Washington Square South, New York, NY, 'Portrait of Bob' by Luigi Lucioni, $1,800". The subject of the painting is Bob Elser.
Estimate $ 80,000-120,000      Sold for US$153,600

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