Watercolor and gouache on wove paper, signed lower right margin (Mark Tobey*, 1890-1976) and dated '69, lower right. Also pencil signed, dedicated, and dated on the reverse. Very good condition. 8 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches.
Lot Note: This lot was examined out of the frame. It can be removed from frame for shipping.
Provenance: Bradley Newman, a gift from the artist, circa 1969. Purchased from the latter by Sara Keller (Zurich, Switzerland), sometime after 1980. Now the property of a private collector, Dallas, Texas, who acquired the work from Sara Keller.
According to information provided to the current owner, Bradley "Brad" Newman was presumably a friend of Pehr Hallsten, Mark Tobey's long-time companion. Hallsten met Newman in London and later introduced him to Mark Tobey.
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