(Puerto Rican/Haiti, 1913-1986)
Blue Mountains, circa 1946-1947, unsigned, oil on canvas, 16-7/8 x 20-1/4 in.; modern frame, 25-3/4 x 29 in.
This painting was purchased circa 1947 by the consignor's father, a diplomat and friend of Botello while the artist was still in Haiti wishing to leave. He bought a total of 3 paintings at the time. Later, and in the presence of our consignor, he brought the painting to the Galeria Botello in Puerto Rico and showed it to Angel Botello's widow who expressed that she was 'thrilled to see the picture'. Juan Botello, the artist's son, has confirmed the authenticity of this painting.
Provenance: Purchased from the artist, a friend of the consignor's father, circa 1947; Private Florida Collection
original strainer, flaking, crackle, surface dirt