Jean Lurcat
French, 1892-1966

Island in the North Sea, 1928
Oil on canvas
Bequest of Mrs. T. Catesby Jones
Period: 20th c
Classification: Painting
Dimensions: Framed: 35 3/16 x 55 1/4 x 2 1/2 in. (89.38 x 140.34 x 6.35 cm) Unframed: 38 x 50 1/2 in. (96.52 x 128.27 cm)
Signatures, Inscriptions and Markings v
Signed (LR): Lucrat; (verso): Lucrat
Inscribed (verso): NewYork 1928
Inscribed in black chalk (verso): NewYork 1928; (signed) Lurcat On verso of frame: 1. Paper label reading: FROM/ THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART/ NEW YORK/ 730 Fifth Avenue/ To T. Catesby Jones; 2. Paper label reading: Museum of Modern Art/ LOAN/ 30.622; 3. Paper label reading: Museum No. 30.622 (61); 4. Paper label reading: “This picture was painted in New York/ during Lurcat’s visit/ in 1928. I gave it to my wife Louisa/ Brooke Jones, because/ she loved the picture.”/ T.C.J.; 5. Inscription reading: [M?] GRIEVE CO/ HAND CARVED/ NEW YORK & LONDON
Provenance v
Collection of T. Catesby Jones by 1930 [See Museum of Modern Art exhibition label]; gift to his wife Louisa Brooke Jones; Bequest to VC Art Gallery from the Estate of Louisa Brooke Jones, 1968.
Published References v
“College Museum Notes” (Patricia Elsen, ed.), Art Journal, XXVII (Summer, 1968), 412.
Exhibition History v
New York, NY, Museum of Modern Art, 1930(?)
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