Hans Hartung (France/Germany, 1904-1989) lithograph on paper titled "Composition 118", numbered 85/100, published by Erker Presse, St. Gallen. Depicts geometric shapes in shades of brown. Numbered in pencil, lower left with publisher's blindstamp, signed in pencil, lower right. Typed paper label reading "Mrs. E. Ives Bartholet/"8"/55 East 76th Street/New York 21, N. Y./Butterfield 8-4642" with Associated American Artists, New York printed label with title and artist's biography, en verso. Float mounted under glass in a wood and gilt frame. Paper – 22 1/4" H x 30" W. Sight – 28 1/4" H x 36" W. Framed – 29 1/4" H x 37" W. Mid/late 20th century. Provenance: a Middle Tennessee estate, by descent from Thomas G.B. Wheelock. Note: Thomas G.B. Wheelock was known as an astute collector of African Art and co-author of the book "Land of the Flying Masks: Art & Culture in Burkina Faso". He also inherited a sizeable collection of Asian, British, and military related antiques from his grandparents, Gilded Age tycoon George Briggs Buchanan of New York, and William and Margaret Wheelock, who owned a Scottish manor home known as Bunker Hill. (Margaret Carmichael Wheelock was also a founding partner of the fashion firm Farquharson & Wheelock in New York). See other related lots in this auction, including an archive containing receipts for furnishings for Bunker Hill. CONDITION: Overall good condition with toning, foxing spots, creases, waviness to paper. Not examined outside of frame.
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