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John Joseph Enneking (American, 1841-1916) Coastal View with Figures Left

Auction:
2609B
Lot:
421
Sold for:
$5,925$5,000

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

Description:

John Joseph Enneking (American, 1841-1916)

Coastal View with Figures Left
Signed and dated "Enneking 73" l.r., identified on a catalogue raisonné label from
Pierce Galleries, Massachusetts, affixed to the stretcher.
Oil on canvas, 15 7/8 x 20 in. (40.3 x 50.8 cm), framed.
Condition: Lined, minor retouch.
Estimate $5,000-7,000

The canvas has been removed from the stretcher and mounted to a rigid support, possibly aluminum or Masonite, with the canvas tacking edges wrapped around the new support. The new support is covered on the reverse, so it is not possible to determine with certainly what material it is made from. The original stretcher was retained and has been reused to secure the work back in the frame.

Retouch scattered throughout the sky, with one larger diagonal line (2 inches long) descending from the top edge, located 7 inches in from the left corner. There are about three dozen pinpoint dots in the sky, with 4 slightly larger dots measuring up to 1/4 inch in diameter. A few scattered brushmarks of retouch to strengthen the dark areas of the rocks beneath and to the left of the standing figures.

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John Joseph Enneking, Pierce Galleries, Massachusetts

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