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Peter Busa (American, 1914-1985) Transfigured Night

Auction:
2609B
Lot:
680
Sold for:
$4,740$4,000

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Auction:
American & European Works of Art - 2609B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
September 07, 2012 12:00PM

Description:

Peter Busa (American, 1914-1985)

Transfigured Night, 1946
Signed and dated "Busa '46" l.r., identified on a backing board fragment and with a
label from Acme Fine Art and Design, Boston, inserted into the backing.
Mixed media (watercolor, gouache, and graphite) on paper, 10 3/4 x 13 3/8 in. (27.3 x 34.0 cm), framed.
Condition: Not examined out of frame.

Provenance: Estate of the artist to son Christopher Busa, to Dr. Elton R. Yasuna, Harwich Port, Massachusetts, June 6, 1992; private Massachusetts collection.

N.B. A copy of an invoice from Christopher Busa to Dr. Yasuna accompanies the lot.
Estimate $4,000-6,000

Sheet size is 10 13/16 x 13 3/8 inches. Inscribed on the reverse in pencil "5/5 N & P" l.l. Sheet is affixed to window mat with archival tape along three sides. A few small spots of foxing to l.l. corner, two small stains (1/2 inch and 1/4 inch) to the edge u l.

Original invoice in pocket on the frame backing.

Keywords

Peter Busa, Mixed media, Christopher Busa, Massachusetts, Harwich Port, Elton R. Yasuna, R. Yasuna

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