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Angel Botello (Puerto Rico, 1913-1986) oil on board painting, circa 1956. Portrait of a partially nude, dark-haired female, looking down and wearing an open blouse. Three birds perch in the foreground. Signed, "Botello" lower right. Period painted molded frame, likely original. 29-1/2" H x 18" W sight, 39" H x 27-1/2" W framed. Purchased directly from the artist by the consignor's mother and stepfather, Whitley Jarman Jordon Potter and Clarence Carlyle Potter Jr., in the fall of 1956 on their honeymoon in Haiti. A photo of the artist and his mother, taken by Mrs. Potter on the trip, accompanies this lot, along with an affidavit certifying provenance, signed by the consignor. Angel Bottello was born in Spain and studied at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in France, but moved back to Spain in 1935 when he won an art scholarship to the San Fernando Academy in Madrid. The onset of the Spanish Civil War forced him to abandon his studies and join the army as a cartographer. He traveled frequently afterward, working in Haiti and Cuba, and eventually settled in Puerto Rico, where he worked in a number of different mediums including paintings, sculptures, and prints. Condition: Excellent condition.