Examples of provenance in a Sentence
Has anyone traced the provenances of these paintings?
The artifact is of unknown provenance.
Recent Examples of provenance from the Web
The other trend The Origin taps into is -- as its name would suggest -- the importance of provenance.
But provenance is never simple, and that number might be much larger.
Indeed, as often is the case in looted Holocaust-era art, even after establishing the provenance of an artwork, the aggrieved owners may receive a measure of recompense but not the beloved — and often valuable — cultural object taken from them.
Of course the word cappuccino, in Italian, has a similar provenance.
The battle for acceptance may have been won but the provenance of computer arts and its direct links back to cybernetics in the 1950s and 1960s is a unique and previously unpublished period of art history.
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PROVENANCE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of provenance for English Language Learners
: the origin or source of something
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