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William Mason Brown (American, 1828-1898) Fruit Still Life en Plein Air.

Auction:
2609B
Lot:
438
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Auction:
American & European Works of Art - 2609B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
September 07, 2012 12:00PM

Description:

William Mason Brown (American, 1828-1898)

Fruit Still Life en Plein Air.
Signed and dated "WMBrown./1875." l.r. Oil on canvas, 18 x 24 in., framed. Condition: Lined, retouch, craquelure, surface grime.

Provenance: Acquired by a Brooklyn collector in the 1870s, then by descent to the current owner.
Estimate $20,000-30,000

Largest concentration of retouch to l.l. quadrant--feathered retouch to Y-shaped gouge or tear (under casaba melon and to the left of the apple through two raspberreis) spanning an area of 6 x 6 1/2 in. at extreme height and width; two mounting bubbles to l.r. quadrant with the largest measuring 1/2 x 2 1/2 in.; minor retouch to u.r. quadrant measuring approx. 1/4 x 1/4 in.; minor retouch to an abrasion in u.l. quadrant measuring approx. 1/4 x 3/4 in.; wax lined, craquelure throughout; may benefit from a gentle cleaning; no additional condition issues to report.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

William Mason Brown, Brooklyn collector, En plein air, Painting

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