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January 23, 2020 6:00PMCalender

René Portocarrero (Cuban, 1912-1985) Catedral

Auction: American & European Works of Art - 3338B Location: Boston Date / Time: January 24, 2020 12:00PM


René Portocarrero (Cuban, 1912-1985)

Signed and dated "PORTOCARRERO/61" l.l., with an adhesive stamp from the Cuban Ministry of Culture affixed to the reverse, and with labels from Sotheby's affixed to the frame backing.
Oil on canvas, 25 3/4 x 19 3/4 in. (65.5 x 50.2 cm), framed.
Condition: Craquelure to some areas of impasto, scattered losses, canvas rippling, minor surface grime.

Provenance: Sotheby's New York, Latin American Art, Sale 7322, June 3-4, 1999, Lot 173; to the current private Massachusetts collection.
Estimate $15,000-25,000

The largest area of paint loss lies at center and measures approximately 1/2 x 3/4 in.

The Cuban Ministry of Culture stamp bears the registration number A1086/98.

Framed dimensions: 35 1/2 x 29 3/4 in.

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Ren Portocarrero