Alexander Calder, Untitled ‘Liz Nelson’, 1944
|Artist:||Alexander Calder (1898 - 1976)|
|Title:||Untitled ‘Liz Nelson’, 1944|
|Reference:||Calder Foundation Number A.24443|
|Medium:||Unique, Original Pen and Ink Drawing on Paper|
|Image:||11 5/8 in x 8 1/4 in (29.5 cm x 20.9 cm)|
|Sheet:||11 5/8 in x 8 1/4 in (29.5 cm x 20.9 cm)|
|Framed:||25 ¼ in x 22 ½ in (64.1 cm x 57.1 cm)|
|Edition:||A unique original work registered as an authentic work by Calder in the archives of the Calder Foundation, New York, under application number A24443.|
|Signature:||This work is hand signed with the initials, ‘CA’ in red ink in the lower right by Alexander Calder (Pennsylvania, 1898 - New York, 1976).|
|Condition:||This work is in excellent condition with bold, bright colors and crisp lines.|
This work is registered as an authentic work by Alexander Calder (Pennsylvania, 1898 - New York, 1976) in the archives of the Calder Foundation (NY), under application/registration number A24443. Annotated that it was created in 1944 (but determined to be from 1968 by the Calder Foundation, NY), this original pen and ink drawing on paper is initialed ‘CA’ in red ink in the lower right by Alexander Calder (Pennsylvania, 1898 - New York, 1976). Undistinguished pen notation appears in ink along the lower margin with ‘Liz Nelson’ just above (at the base of the neck).
Elizabeth “Liz” Nelson, was known to Alexander Calder (Pennsylvania, 1898 - New York, 1976) through his friend and publisher during the 1940s, Curt Valentin. In addition to running his own art gallery, Valentin had a loyal assistant and secretary who became known to Calder as “dear ol’ Lizzie”. This charming and whimsical portrait was the result of his friendship with Ms. Nelson.
1. Gift of artist
2. Elizabeth Anne Nelson, NY
3. Ames Nelson, NY
Catalogue Raisonné & Coa:
It is fully documented and referenced in the below catalogue raisonnés and texts (copies will be enclosed as added documentation with the invoices that will accompany the final sale of the work):
1. Registered with the Calder Foundation, NY under application number A.24443.
2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.
About the Framing:
This work is framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, presented in a complimentary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.