09-24-2010 09-24-2010
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2517B Boston
September 24, 2010 12:00 PMCalender

Reynolds Beal (American, 1867-1951) Picnic at Wingaersheek Beach

Auction: American & European Works of Art - 2517B Location: Boston Date / Time: September 24, 2010 12:00PM


Reynolds Beal (American, 1867-1951)

Picnic at Wingaersheek Beach, 1942
Signed and dated "Reynolds Beal 1942" l.r., inscribed recto beneath the window mat
"-WINGAERSHEEK BEACH - July, 1942/Picnic with the Paul Manship Family and the Gifford Beals." in pencil along left and top margins, identified on labels from Galleries Maurice Sternberg, Chicago, and C. W. Kraushaar Art Gallery, New York, affixed to the frame backing, and on a presentation plaque on the front of the frame.
Watercolor on paper, sheet size 7 3/8 x 11 in. (18.6 x 28.0 cm), framed.
Condition: Toning, foxing and staining to the margins, handling creases, two intentional holes along left margin from binding.

Literature: Sidney Bressler, Reynolds Beal:Impressionist Landscapes and Seascapes. Rutherford: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 1989. pg. 196 (Cat. No. 438).
Estimate $1,500-2,500

Foxing and staining concentrated primarily in upper corners. Two 1/4 in. diameter binding holes on left edge with small tears from each to edge of sheet. Mounted to window mat with linen tape along top edge in two places. Inscribed "umbria" in pencil on reverse right edge. There is a modern label from Connoisseur Gallery (2006) on the backing paper.


Reynolds Beal, Wingaersheek Beach, Maurice Sternberg, C. W, Chicago, C. W. Kraushaar Art Gallery, Sidney Bressler, Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Connoisseur Gallery