This is one of the first things I ever bought at a yard sale. About 30 years ago, from a tag sale in Ridgefield Ct, it's an oil on canvas titled "Small Blue", by Ludwig Sander. The tag on the back states that in March of 1959, from The Art Rental Gallery in Washington DC you could have bought it for $200, or rented it for $15. I think I paid $10. It wasn't in the best of shape- the paint was all crazed, and years traveling with me have added a few chips and patina, but it does have a nice old vs. new look to it now, and seems more like an object than a painting.