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Karl Witkowski (American, 1860-1910) The Temptation of Adam

Auction:
2609B
Lot:
434
Sold for:
$5,629$4,750

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

Description:

Karl Witkowski (American, 1860-1910)

The Temptation of Adam
Signed and dated "KWitkowski/1905" l.l., titled within the composition u.r.,
identified on a presentation plaque.
Oil on canvas, 24 x 30 1/8 in. (61.0 x 76.5 cm), framed.
Condition: Scattered retouch, surface grime.

Provenance: Descended in the John J. Pigot family to the present owner.

N.B. The lot is accompanied by an unframed chromolithograph reproduction of the painting (18 x 24 in.), marked "Copyrighted 1905 by Pigot Picture Co., Brooklyn, N.Y." within the print at the lower right corner of the wooden chest.
Estimate $6,000-8,000

The retouch is several strokes to the background, and more within the boy's clothing. There is scattered craquelure (stable). The work might benefit from cleaning.

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Karl Witkowski, Pigot Picture Co., Adam, Brooklyn

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