09-09-2011 09-10-2011
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2560B Boston
September 9, 2011 12:00 PMCalender

Elihu Vedder (American, 1836-1923) Poetess Casting her Verses to the Winds

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


Elihu Vedder (American, 1836-1923)

Poetess Casting her Verses to the Winds, c. 1880
Initialed or inscribed "V." l.r., titled and signed "...E. Vedder" on the reverse.
Oil on canvas, 6 1/4 x 8 3/4 in. (15.8 x 22.2 cm), framed.
Condition: Retouch, subtle varnish inconsistencies.

Provenance: Purchased from the artist by Frank J. Dutcher (1850-1930) of Hopedale, Massachusetts; by family descent to his son, Warren W. Dutcher, Jr., Hopedale, Massachusetts; by family descent, Massachusetts.

Literature: Elihu Vedder, "Appendix: A List of the Works of V. Sold Since the Year 1856," The Digressions of V: Written for his Own Fun and That of His Friends (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1910), p. 481.

Exhibitions: Williams and Everett Gallery, Boston, 1880.
Estimate $2,000-3,000

The retouch is strokes within the shadows, primarily in her skirts and surrounding the lyre. The monogram on the face is reinforced.


Elihu Vedder, Massachusetts, Hopedale, Frank J. Dutcher, Warren W. Dutcher , Jr., Written, Williams Gallery, Everett Gallery