Mother & Child

May 01 — 06, 2021
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Lot 7

JOHN MORRIS (1920-1991), American

JOHN MORRIS (1920-1991), American
Lot 7 Details
JOHN MORRIS (1920-1991), American


oil on Grumbacher Inc., New York prepared canvas board
signed and dated 1971 lower right, titled and numbered M-140 verso, signed, further titled and inscribed by the artist with presentation "For Joan Marshall" annotated "This scene depicts the advent of the Boloon (sic) lady which is going to cost grand papa a sous. This theme I use often as 10,000,000 Frenchmen love and adore their (?) little families" in black ink marker to the cardboard backing verso, with a caricature sketch of the artist and caption "Hello Joan"
9 ins x 12 ins; 22.9 cms x 30.5 cms

Estimate $400-$600

Realised: $390
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Lot Report

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JOHN MORRIS (1920-1991), American
  • JOHN MORRIS (1920-1991), American
  • JOHN MORRIS (1920-1991), American
  • JOHN MORRIS (1920-1991), American

Private Collection, Toronto, direct from the artist with presentation: "For Joan", circa March 15, 1974;
With Wally Findlay Galleries, Palm Beach & Chicago label to the frame


This lot is in good condition with no visible issues.

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  • 5 Stars: Excellent - No discernable damage, flaws or imperfections
  • 4 Stars: Very Good - Minor flaws or imperfections visible only under close inspection using specialised instruments or black light
  • 3 Stars: Good - Minor flaws visible upon inspection under standard lighting
  • 2 Stars: Fair - Exhibits flaws or damage that may draw the eye under standard lighting
  • 1 Star: Poor - Flaws or damage immediately apparent under standard lighting (examples: missing components, rips, broken glass, damaged surfaces, etc.)

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