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HALE WOODRUFF (1900 - 1980) The Land of Many Moons.
Oil on canvas, 1957. 760x1675 mm; 30x66 inches. Signed in oil, lower right. Signed and titled in oil, upper stretcher bar verso.
Provenance: the artist; Judge and Mrs. Edward R. Dudley, New York; thence by descent to the current owner.
Exhibited: Hale Woodruff: 50 years of His Art, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, April 29 - June 24, 1979, with the museum label affixed to the upper stretcher bar.
Hale Woodruff had been a New York University professor of art since 1946, and had just participated in the exhibition Eight New York Painters at the University of Michigan Museum of Art in the summer of 1956.