Theodore Earl Butler (1861-1936)
Fireworks, Vernon Bridge
signed 'T.E. Butler.' (lower left)--signed again 'Theodore E. Butler,' dated '1908' and inscribed with title (on the reverse prior to lining)
oil on canvas
21¼ x 25¾ in. (53.9 x 65.4 cm.)
Painted in 1908.
The artist.
Estate of the above.
James Butler, son of the artist.
Spanierman Galleries, LLC, New York.
Maxwell Galleries, San Francisco, California.
Sotheby's, New York, 28 May 1987, lot 186.
Private collection, Mt. Kisco, New York, acquired from the above.
Christie's, New York, 2 December 1998, lot 37, sold by the above.
Private collection, Chicago, Illinois, acquired from the above.
R.H. Love Galleries, Inc., Chicago, Illinois.
Acquired by the late owner from the above.
San Francisco, California, Maxwell Galleries, Theodore Earl Butler, June-July 1972, no. 676, illustrated.
Chicago, Illinois, R.H. Love Galleries, Inc., Theodore Earl Butler 1861-1936: An American Impressionist, December 16, 2000-January 31, 2001.
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