09-11-2009 09-12-2009
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2470 Boston
September 11, 2009 12:00 PMCalender

Diego Rivera (Mexican, 1886-1957) Skyline, Florence, Italy

Auction: American & European Works of Art - 2470 Location: Boston Date / Time: September 11, 2009 12:00PM


Diego Rivera (Mexican, 1886-1957)

Skyline, Florence, Italy
Signed and dated "Diego Rivera. 21" in pencil l.r.
Graphite on paper, sheet size 8 3/8 x 10 5/8 in. (21.3 x 27.0 cm), unframed.
Condition: Acid burn to l.l. quadrant, tear to u.l. and l.l. quadrants, glued to backing sheet at corners.

Provenance: Collection of Caroline Johnston (née Ramsay) Chandler of Wilmington, Delaware, (b. 1893), by family descent to private collection, Maine. Caroline Ramsay Chandler was the eldest daughter of William Gouverneur Ramsay, a civil engineer and vice president of E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. She was a student of the Woodstock Art Colony, an artist in watercolors and oils, as well as an art collector. She traveled to Mexico in the 1930s, and is believed by her family to have acquired art on this trip, including the present work.

Estimate $4,000-6,000


Caroline Ramsay Chandler, Diego Rivera, Italy, Wilmington, Caroline Johnston, Delaware, Maine, William Gouverneur Ramsay, Pont de Nemours & Company, civil engineer and vice president, art collector, Mexico