Signed, recto, lower right: M Hoff; inscribed, verso: Magic Bubbles (handwritten script, graphite); inscribed on masking tape, verso: #7 MAGIC BUBBLES 16 x 24 / M. HOFF / 2643 N WAYNE / CHICAGO /17-1 (handwritten script, pen); inscribed, verso, frame liner: BUBBLES (handwritten script, graphite); printed label, verso frame: Painting of children and bubbles 'magic bubbles' by Margo Hoff. Margo and her family were friends and this was one of her early non-abstract painting [sic]. It was purchased at the Fairweather-Harding gallery in Chicago in the 1950s. We have three paintings and a lithograph by Margo.; inscribed, verso frame: BOX No. 1 (handwritten script, graphite); inscribed on label, verso frame: Margo Hoff / 2643 N WAYNE / CHICAGO / [torn] (handwritten script, graphite, on brown paper); inscribed, verso frame: 2643 N Wayne Ave / Chicago Illinois (handwritten script, graphite)
40.6 ✕ 61 cm (16 ✕ 24 in.)
Gift of Shauna M. Scott and James Parker Hall IV in memory of Frances Ferris Hall and J. Parker Hall Jr.
Extended information about this artwork
With Fairweather-Hardin Gallery, 1950s; sold to James Parker Hall Jr. (1906–2000) and Frances Ferris Hall (1904–2009), Highland Park and Evanston, IL, 1950s; given to their son James Parker Hall III (1933–2011) and daughter-in-law Julia Lange Hall (1933–2016), Winnetka, IL, 2004; bequeathed to their son James Parker Hall IV and daughter-in-law Shauna M. Scott, Wilmette, IL, in 2016; given to the Art Institute of Chicago, 2019.
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