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The Blue Portal

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The Blue Portal

Artist: Fremont F. Ellis (American, 1897 - 1985)

Date: 1952
Medium: oil on canvas
Dimensions:
20 x 25 1/8 inches (50.8 x 63.8 cm)
Frame: 27 1/4 × 32 × 3 inches (69.2 × 81.3 × 7.6 cm)
Classification: Paintings
Inscribed: BLUE PORTAL painted in Galesteo/ Summer 1953 (reverse on stretcher, written by Nelda C. Stark)
Signed: FREMONT F ELLIS (lower left)
Credit Line: Partial Bequest of H.J. Lutcher Stark, 1965 and Partial Gift of Nelda C. Stark, 1973
Object number: 31.20.17
Accession Number: 1965.1.825
Provenance: Artist; purchased October 6, 1953 by H.J. Lutcher Stark [1887-1965]; ½ interest bequeathed September 2, 1965 to the Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation [1]; remaining ½ interest gifted June 15, 1973 to the Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation by Nelda C. Stark [1909-1999]; accessioned to the Stark Museum of Art | 1. Owned jointly by H.J. Lutcher Stark and Nelda C. Stark until his death at which point his ½ interest was bequeathed to the Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation.