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Rosalie (Rosa) Marie Bonheur (French, 1822-1899) Two Sheep

Auction:
2609B
Lot:
347
Sold for:
$2,370$2,000

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Auction:
American & European Works of Art - 2609B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
September 07, 2012 12:00PM

Description:

Rosalie (Rosa) Marie Bonheur (French, 1822-1899)

Two Sheep
Signed "Rosa Bonheur" l.r.
Oil on canvas, 18 x 22 in. (45.7 x 55.9 cm), framed.
Condition: Lined, minor retouch, craquelure, varnish inconsistencies, minor surface grime.
Estimate $1,000-1,500

Inscribed "This painting was given to/Grace E. Bitgood by Harriet Read/now Grace E. Bitgood Prince/Painted by Warren Sibley husband of..." in pencil on the frame; frame has been cut down from a larger format and is probably not original to the painting.

Craquelure throughout; lined; varnish inconsistencies; retouch to u.r. quadrant, with the largest approx. 1/2 x 1/2 in.; retouch to l.r. quadrant spanning approx. 1 in. x 1/8 in.; several thin strokes of retouch l.l.; no additional condition issues to report.

Keywords

Rosalie (Rosa) Marie Bonheur, Warren Sibley, Grace E. Bitgood, Grace E. Bitgood Prince, Harriet Read, Women artists

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