01-28-2011 01-28-2011
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2535B Boston
January 28, 2011 12:00 PMCalender

Edmund William Greacen (American, 1877-1949) Jersey Hills

Auction: American & European Works of Art - 2535B Location: Boston Date / Time: January 28, 2011 12:00PM


Edmund William Greacen (American, 1877-1949)

Jersey Hills
Signed "Edmund Greacen" l.r., titled and inscribed "University of Arkansas"
in pencil and with a stamp from N. Rabinowitz Artists' Materials, New York, on the reverse.
Oil on canvasboard, 12 x 15 1/2 in. (30.4 x 40.0 cm), framed.
Condition: Retouch, surface grime, slight bowing to support.

N.B. A copy of a letter from artist's daughter, Nan Greacen Faure, dated February 9, 1979, accompanies the lot. Mrs. Faure wrote, "I can definitely authenticate the painting you have; it was painted by my father, Edmund Greacen, at Oak Ridge, N.J., where we had a summer home between 1915 and 1925...I recognize the frame as the style he was using at that time."
Estimate $7,000-9,000

Retouch u.l. corner, natural pigment fluorescence, wear to edges of canvas board.

Stamp reads "N. RABINOWITZ /Artists' Materials/Picture Frames/8 WEST 29TH ST. N.Y." within an oval.


Edmund William Greacen, Materials, Jersey Hills, University of Arkansas, Arkansas, Nan Greacen Faure