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Owners are listed in chronological order with the earliest known owner first. The owner's name is followed by their place of residence and the date(s) of ownership are enclosed in parentheses.

Example: John Doe, New York, N.Y. (1930-d.1970)

Possible owners are prefaced by a question mark. Imprecise information is enclosed in brackets. Direct transfers between owners is noted with a semi-colon. If a direct transfer did not occur or the type of transfer is unknown, the owners are separated by a period. The object's accession number follows the provenance information. These numbers appear in two formats. The acquisition year precedes the number representing the order in which the object was accessioned in a given year, for example 1988-107. This object would be the 107th accessioned in the year 1988.

A second format begins with the initials "JM." The initials precede a number representing the order in which the object was accessioned in a given year and is followed by the last two digits of the year of accessioning separated by a hyphen. For example: JM 20-51 would be the 20th object accessioned in the year 1951.

This list of works is sorted alphabetically by the artist's last name. Currently, this is a partial list of works. Additional works will be posted, in installments, as our research continues.

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