Alexander Calder (American, 1898-1976)
Inscribed, initialed, and dated "to Jane di Tomasi w.love A.C. '46" l.r.
Ink on paper, sheet size 10 1/4 x 13 in. (26.0 x 33.0 cm),framed.
Condition: Foxing, staining, toning, nick to c.l. edge, subtle rippling, affixed to back mat at u.r. and l.l. corners.
Provenance: From the artist to Jane Davenport Harris di Tomassi in 1946, through to the estate of the current owner.
N.B. Calder Foundation application number A27671.
Brown paper tape hinge remnant to u.r. corner of the reverse. No additional issues to report.
Jane di Tomasi (also known as Jane Davenport, b. 1897) was a neighbor and family friend of the Calders, and studied under Sandy Calder's father, Alexander Sterling Calder, at The Art Students League. Her biography on Ask Art states that she was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, studied at the University of Chicago, the Art Students League in New York and the Grand Chaumiere in Paris. The greater part of her life, she lived in Laurel Hollow, Long Island. She was one of Alexander Calder's early supporters, and they had a life-long friendship.
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