08-14-2011 08-14-2011
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Marlborough MA
2558M Marlborough
August 14, 2011 10:00AMCalender
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Horace Bundy (American, 1814-1883) Pair of Portraits of a Husband and Wife.

 
Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2558M Location: Marlborough Date / Time: August 14, 2011 10:00AM

Description:

Horace Bundy (American, 1814-1883)

Pair of Portraits of a Husband and Wife. Signed on the reverse in black script "H. Bundy Pinxt," also bearing a stenciled Troy, New York, firm's mark on the back of the canvas. Oil on canvas, 30 x 25 in., in original giltwood frames. Condition: Relined, scattered retouch, otherwise good.

Note: Itinerant painter Horace Bundy often made large black script notations on the reverse of his canvases, as in this case. In his later works, he often used a painted oval to surround his subjects.
Estimate $1,500-2,500

Man- 3/4 in. probable loss or abrasion repainted on rt. facing jacket lapel, a few other spots on his jacket and several minor scattered retouch spots to background several spots on edges and corners from frame rub.
Woman - retouch to several spots on edges and corners from frame rub.

Keywords

Horace Bundy, Troy, Itinerant painter