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Medium: Ink »
Year(s): 1949 »
SFF4.92 (Francis Archive SF49-063)
Ink on paper
45.09 x 38.1 cm (17 3/4 x 15 in.)
Inscriptions: Signed with initials and dated on verso in pencil: S.F. 1949
Additional notations: Notated by studio assistant on verso with the Litho Shop identification number and dimensions: 17 3/4 x 15" SF49-063
Creation location: San Francisco Bay Area/Berkeley [?]
Estate of the artist, California (1994)
Werner H. Kramarsky, New York [through Matthew Marks Gallery, NYC]
UCLA at the Armand Hammer Museum of Art, Los Angeles, Constellations of Light and Dark: Black and White on Paper (1947–1954) by Sam Francis, February 14–April 2, 1995.
Kunstverein Ludwigsburg, Ludwigsburg, Germany, Sam Francis: The Shadow of Colors: Aquarelle und Gouachen, 1948–1984, April 30–June 18, 1995 (separate exhibition catalogue in English and separate catalogue in German) (Mössinger et. al 1995), ill. in color, pp. 40–41. Traveled to: Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark, August 3–October 29, 1995. Städtische Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz, Germany, January 7–February 29, 1996.
Pierpont Morgan Library, New York, New York Collects: Drawings and Watercolors 1900–1950, May 20–August 29, 1999 (exhibition catalogue: Flam 1999), no. 136, ill. in color, pp. 302–303.
Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, Massachusetts, A Decade of Collecting: Recent Acquisitions of Prints and Drawings, June 3–August 27, 2000.
Literature References
Cuno, James. "Report of the Director." Harvard University Art Museum (Cambridge) (1999/2000), p. 13, ill. in b/w.
Eshoo, Amy. 560 Broadway: A New York Drawing Collection at Work, 1991–2006. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2008, p. 152, no ill.
Record last updated January 16, 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. "Untitled, 1949 (SFF4.92)." Sam Francis: Online Catalogue Raisonné Project. (accessed on April 23, 2019).