Ellsworth Kelly (American, 1923-2015). Lithograph on paper titled "Pear III" depicting a pear from the "Suite of Plant Lithographs," 1965-66. Pencil signed lower right; numbered H.C. (Artist Proof) lower left. A label from Marlborough Gallery, New York is attached to the verso. As is characteristic of the series, the pear is depicted as a simple contour drawing, all details suggested by the clean and purposeful lines. The pear is depicted without a stem, but surrounded by a spray of pear leaves, fanning out on either side, almost like wings.
Reference: Axsom 47
Provenance: Marlborough Gallery, New York City; The collection of Bruce Dayton and Ruth Stricker Dayton - Selections from The Marsh, Minnetonka, Minnesota.
Unframed; height: 35 in x width: 24 in. Framed; height: 37 1/2 in x width: 26 3/4 in.
The artwork is in excellent condition overall. There is some light toning along the extreme edges. There is a small bump mark along the extreme edge on the upper left. There is a pencil inscription "Pear III" along the verso. The artwork is hinged along the top with framers tape. The frame has some wear.
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