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SFF4.92 (Francis Archive SF49-063)
Untitled
1949
Ink on paper
45.09 x 38.1 cm (17 3/4 x 15 in.)
Inscriptions: Signed with initials and dated with pencil on verso: S.F. 1949
Additional notations: Notated by studio assistant with the Litho Shop identification number and dimensions on verso: 17 3/4 x 15" SF49-063
Creation location: San Francisco Bay Area/Berkeley [?]
Provenance
Estate of the artist, California (1994)
Werner H. Kramarsky, New York [through Matthew Marks Gallery, NYC]
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Sarah-Ann and Werner H. Kramarsky, 1999
Exhibitions
1995 UCLA Armand Hammer
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.
1995–96 Kunstverein Ludwigsburg and traveling
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.
1999 Pierpont Morgan Library
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.
2000 Harvard University Art Museums
Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, Massachusetts, A Decade of Collecting: Recent Acquisitions of Prints and Drawings, June 3–August 27, 2000.
Literature References
Cuno 1999–2000
Cuno, James. "Report of the Director." Harvard University Art Museum (Cambridge) (1999/2000), p. 13, ill. in b/w.
Eshoo 2008
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 March 30, 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. "Untitled, 1949 (SFF4.92)." Sam Francis: Online Catalogue Raisonné Project. http://cr.samfrancisfoundation.org/catalogue/entry.php?id=222 (accessed on October 18, 2018).