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Catalog Number 10645-31
Title Painting; John Falter; Oil; Louis Armstrong; Framed
Object Name Painting
Description Oil on canvas. Portrait of Louis Armstrong, jazz trumpeter, of the head and shoulders quarter turned against a blue starry background. Armstrong occupies the lower half of the canvas and is wearing a black suit, tie, white shirt and red vest. Armstrong's mouth is open and he is smiling/singing. Armstrong is holding his trumpet on the left--the mouth piece and valves are visible on the lower left. The other hand is covered by a handkerchief. Above his head is a pale gold halo. The blue background is lighter in the lower half and gradually becomes darker blue in the upper area which is broken by small white, yellow, and red stars. Unsigned.
Year Range from 1970
Year Range to 1982
Material Canvas, Oil Paint
Medium Oil
Artist Falter, John P.
Made Falter, John P.
Place of Origin USA: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Height (in) 40.313
Width (in) 30.563
Depth (in) 1.25
People Armstrong, Louis
Falter, John Philip, 1910-1982
Credit line John P. Falter, Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania
Collection Falter, John P. Collection
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