09-09-2011 09-09-2011
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2560B Boston
September 9, 2011 12:00PMCalender

Mary Josephine Walters (American, 1837-1883) Coastal Landscape

Auction: American & European Works of Art - 2560B Location: Boston Date / Time: September 09, 2011 12:00PM


Mary Josephine Walters (American, 1837-1883)

Coastal Landscape
Signed "M.J. Walters" l.l.
Watercolor and graphite on paper, 13 x 19 3/4 in. (33.0 x 50.2 cm), framed.
Condition: Stain u.c.

N.B. Mary Josephine Walters, also known as Josephine Walters or M.J. Walters, is one of only a few known woman artists of the Hudson River School. She studied under Asher B. Durand, and was said to have been his favorite female student.
Estimate $800-1,200

The watercolor has been laid on an acid backing. Sheet size of the watercolor itself is 14 x 21 in. (35.5 x 53.2 cm). Stain in the sky u.c. measures 3 1/4 x 3/4 in. Edges of the sheet are worn, with losses especially at the l.l. corner, but image is unaffected. Glue residue all around the perimeter of the sheet. Loss (2 1/4 x 1 in.) to backing support l.c. but does not affect the sheet.


Mary Josephine Walters, B. Mary Josephine Walters (Josephine Walters), Hudson River School, N.B. Mary Josephine Walters