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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 and dated on verso in black ink: Sam 1946
Additional notations: Notated by studio assistant on verso with the Litho Shop identification number and dimensions in pencil: SF46-004 12" x 18" Stamped on verso with the Sam Francis Estate logo and facsimile signature stamps
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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1946 (circa) Fort Miley hospital
Sam Francis on balcony at Fort Miley hospital, San Francisco
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Record last updated January 17, 2019. 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 April 23, 2019).