09-12-2008 09-12-2008
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2422 Boston
September 12, 2008 12:00PMCalender

Thomas Landseer (British, 1795-1880) The Fallacy of Hope

Auction: American & European Works of Art - 2422 Location: Boston Date / Time: September 12, 2008 12:00PM


Thomas Landseer (British, 1795-1880)

The Fallacy of Hope, a Portrait of Joseph Mallord William Turner
Unsigned, titled and dated "Oct 5th" l.r., identified on a label from Leger,
London, affixed to the reverse.
Graphite on paper, sight size 10 3/4 x 8 1/2 in. (27.3 x 21.6 cm), framed.
Condition: Mild toning, mild scattered soiling/staining.

Provenance: The estate of Sir Edwin A.G. Manton.
Estimate $1,000-1,500

The sheet measures 11 1/2 x 9 5/8 in. It is hinged to the back mat at the left edge. There are a few small scattered fox marks. Light scattered staining and some subtle toning.


Thomas Landseer, Joseph Mallord William Turner, London, Edwin A.G. Manton