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Medium: Ink »
Year(s): 1946 »
SFF4.54 (Francis Archive SF46-004)
Ink on paper
30.48 x 45.72 cm (12 x 18 in.) (irregular, torn paper)
Inscriptions: Signed in cursive and dated in black ink on verso: Sam 1946
Additional notations: Notated by studio assistant in pencil with the Litho Shop identification number and dimensions on verso: SF46-004 12" x 18" Stamped with the Sam Francis Estate logo and facsimile signature stamps on verso
Creation location: San Francisco
Estate of the artist, California (1994)

The work, although possibly annotated at a later date with a 1946 completion date, may have been created from 1948–49 period when the artist was studying art at UC Berkeley. 

Archival Material
1940s Postcard
1940s, Postcard of Fort Miley Veterans' Hospital/Administration Facility, San Francisco
Courtesy Smith News Co., San Francisco
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Record last updated November 1, 2018. Please note that the information on this and all pages is periodically reviewed and subject to change.
Current catalogue view includes unique works on paper and canvas and panel paintings of the artist’s oeuvre from the years 1945–1949.

Citation: Burchett-Lere, Debra, ed. "[?], 1946 (SFF4.54)." Sam Francis: Online Catalogue Raisonné Project. (accessed on December 16, 2018).