Rexroth dated the painting 1937, indicated the orientation (top), and the palette: "red, yellow, blue, black, grey, white." The title, "Hornpipe" is written in the artist's hand on the verso of the painting. Rexroth also notes that another version exists in the collection of Sergei Chermayeff. For a 1973 exhibition of his works at Occidental College in Los Angeles, Rexroth retained the same dating and assigned the title "The Sailor." In the 1981 University of California at Santa Barbara Rexroth Retrospective, it was dated 1925-27. It is reproduced in letterpress on the cover of Excerpts from a Life (1981) and is dated "ca. 1929 Wax, silica, and pure decorator colors on Masonite, 15 5/8" wide x 19 7/8" high, ca. 1937, framed. Some tiny chips, and/or flecks, in the paint, perhaps the result of a bit of abrading, otherwise the painting is in near fine condition. (Inventory #: 23053)
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