05-20-2011 05-21-2011
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2547B Boston
May 20, 2011 12:00 PMCalender
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Dr. William Abraham Bell (American, 1841-1920) Cañon of Kanab Wash, Colorado River, Looking South

$2,489$2,100
Auction: American & European Works of Art - 2547B Location: Boston Date / Time: May 20, 2011 12:00PM

Description:

Dr. William Abraham Bell (American, 1841-1920)

Cañon of Kanab Wash, Colorado River, Looking South, plate 4 from the EXPLORATIONS & SURVEYS WEST OF THE 100th MERIDIAN; EXPEDITION OF 1872. Identified within the text surrounding the image, stamp and inscription from the Southwest Museum, Inc., on the reverse. Albumen print on paperboard, sheet size 19 7/8 x 16 in. (50.4 x 40.5 cm), framed.
Condition: Toning, mat burn, soiling, unobtrusive scattered rubs to surface of image, scattered tape residue, rubs and thinning along the edges, annotations to margins, creases and nicks to edges of board.
Provenance: From the collection of Austin Lamont, by family descent.
Estimate $300-500

Out of the frame the support measure 20 x 16 in., and has publication information printed on it There is minor discoloring over all. There are pencil annotations and areas of glue residue to the left margin. There are minor printing imperfections (perhaps dust and/or scratches to the negative?). Print is drymounted to backing mat.

Keywords

William Abraham Bell, Colorado River, Southwest Museum Inc., Southwest Museum, Austin Lamont, minor printing imperfections