Karl Zerbe (American, 1903-1972)
St. Philip's, Charleston
Signed "Zerbe" l.r., signed, inscribed, dated, and titled "Zerbe/Encaustic 1940/..." on the reverse, identified on a label from the City Art Museum of Saint Louis affixed to the reverse and on a label from the St. Louis Art Museum affixed to the frame backing.
Encaustic on canvas mounted on Masonite, 28 x 33 in. (71.1 x 83.8 cm),framed.
Condition: Surface imperfections inherent in the medium, scattered minor paint losses, surface grime.
Provenance: Property of the Saint Louis Art Museum, sold to benefit the acquisition fund.
The artist spelled the church name with two l's in the title on the reverse.
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