Hans Peter Kraus (d. 1988), Vienna, Austria, New York, New York, and Ridgefield, Connecticut 
Terence McInerney Fine Arts Ltd., New York, New York
From ? to 2002
Sam Fogg, Rare Books and Manuscripts, London 
From 2002 to 2018
Catherine Glynn Benkaim, Beverly Hills, California, purchased from Sam Fogg, Rare Books and Manuscripts, London in July 2002 
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, partial gift and purchase from Catherine Glynn Benkaim 
 Hans Peter Kraus operated a Rare Books shop (H.P. Kraus) in New York City until his death in 1988. It is unknown when Hans Peter Kraus or H.P. Kraus had acquired this painting.
 According to information from Catherine Glynn Benkaim.
 See note 2.
 See Acquisition Consideration Form, object file, Collections Management Office.
- Previous Owner(s)
Hans Peter Kraus died 1988
Sam Fogg, Rare Books and Manuscripts
Terence McInerney Fine Arts Ltd.
Catherine Glynn Benkaim
Quirky and naïve, this is an exuberant portrait of undeniable charm. The bouyant arcs of the marble arch and brass bannisters provide a pleasing contrast to sitter's worried expression, slumped posture, and the relaxed curves of his turban, beard and shoulders; the limited palette of gray, white and peach is energized by the rhythmic pattern of golden yellow against gray in the lower half, the bold red horizontal that bisects the composition. Touches of pink (on the sitters' lips, turban cloth, shawl and around the marble arch) moreover pick up on and resonate with the warm peach of the sitter's skin.
The sitter is represented with two left hands.
- Collection Area(s)
- South Asian and Himalayan Art
- SI Usage Statement
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