Jan 27, 2022 - Sale 2593

Sale 2593 - Lot 46

Price Realized: $ 3,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,500

FRANK COHEN KIRK (1889-1963)

All That He Left.
Oil on linen. 641x762 mm; 25 1/4x30 inches. Signed in oil, lower left recto. Circa 1933.

Provenance: Private collection, New York.

A variant of this secular ex-voto is in the collection of the National Academy Museum, New York, published in Philpott, The Life and Work of Frank C. Kirk, New York, 1938, page 3 (illustrated). This variant also published in Kleeblatt, Painting a Place in America: Jewish Artists in New York 1900-1945, New York, 1991, page 137.

A related painting, Homecoming, also from the early months of the Great Depression during which Kirk sojourned in the Anthracite Coal Mining Region of Northeastern Pennsylvania, is in the collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC.