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Barbizon School, 19th Century Peasant Figure on a Wooded Path

Auction:
2609B
Lot:
355
Sold for:
$1,701$1,400

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

Description:

Barbizon School, 19th Century

Peasant Figure on a Wooded Path
Unsigned, inscribed "Diaz" in pencil on the stretcher.
Oil on canvas, 9 1/2 x 12 5/8 in. (24.0 x 32.0 cm), framed.
Condition: Lined, retouch, stable craquelure, minor frame abrasions.

Provenance: Nelson C. Holland and Elizabeth Hudson Holland, New York, to Mary H. Ford, through to the current owner by family descent.
Estimate $1,500-2,500

With a label from The Edgar O. Wardell Art Company, Detroit, on the stretcher.

A letter affixed to the frame backing indicates that the painting was restored by William Suhr in New York. Trained in Berlin, William Surh (1896-1984) was a painting conservator who worked at the Detroit Institute of Arts for seven years beginning in 1927, and then at the Frick Collection for over 40 years. He also maintained a private practice. His papers are conserved at the Getty Research Institute.

Keywords

William Surh, Barbizon School, Elizabeth Hudson Holland, Mary H. Ford, Nelson C. Holland, The Edgar O. Wardell Art Company, William Suhr, Detroit Institute of Arts, Getty Research Institute

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