29 September 2009
Charles Courtney Curran (1861-1942)
Boulders on Bear Cliff (The Conference)
signed and dated 'Charles C. Curran N.A./1933' (lower left)--signed again, inscribed with title and 'record no./252-7/C.C.C.' (on the reverse)
oil on masonite
15 x 29¾ in. (38.1 x 75.6 cm.)
Private collection, Florida.
Private collection, acquired from the above.
Sotheby's, New York, 15 March 2000, lot 91.
Private collection, New York.
Acquired by the present owner from the above.
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This painting will be included in the forthcoming catalogue raisonné on Charles Courtney Curran being prepared by Kaycee Benton.
We are grateful to Kaycee Benton for her assistance in cataloguing this lot.
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