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Sunflowers

Hibi, Hisako [ bio ]

Sunflowers
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painting
H: 20 in, W: 15 7/8 in, D: 3/4 in
oil
canvas

Topaz, Utah, September 1944

(98.138.7)

Gift of Ibuki Hibi Lee

Description

Unframed stretched canvas. Image of a large central yellow sunflower. 5 more sunflowers surround. Small yellow butterfly/bee in TR.

Inscription
Signed BR: Hisako Hibi/Sept. 1944 Back: Inscription in Japanese on canvas. TL white card: 55/"Sunflowers"/Sept. 1944?These sunflowers bloomed in front of our room/Miss Murata-to a college in / Miss Yamamoto-to NYC Missouri/they came to say "Sayonara" while I was painting these sunflwers/oil BL: 55 on white round sticker

History
One of eight Hisako Hibi paintings from Topaz that had been previously believed to be lost.

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