Auction ended on June 17th, 2012 UTC
400: Lois Constantine (Am.) Framed Oil on Canvas
Lois H. Constantine (Am, 20th century) framed oil on canvas signed lower left Lois H. Constantine and Pratt-Wright Gallery label on verso. 10" high, 14' wide.
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