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.
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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