Work is titled MADONNA. Provenance: Collection of Mr. & Mrs. Frances Ann Cannon Hersey and John Richard Hersey | Private Collection, Palm Beach, Florida, by inheritance. The painting was a wedding gift to Frances Ann Cannon when she married Mr. Hersey in 1940, following her breakup with John F. Kennedy. Mrs. Hersey gifted the painting to the consignor's aunt, from whom the consignor's parents acquired the work, where it remained in their collection for over fifty years.
Designer & Manufacturer: Fidelio Ponce de Leon (1895-1949)
Markings: signed; 1937
Country of Origin & Materials: Cuban; canvas
Dimensions(H,W,D): 31"h, 25"w
very good, handling wear to edges/corners consistent with age, some craquelure to paint, a few small (no larger than .25") spots of loss