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Louis Aston Knight (American, 1873-1948) Venice

Auction:
2609B
Lot:
576
Sold for:
$20,145$17,000

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

Description:

Louis Aston Knight (American, 1873-1948)

Venice
Signed and inscribed "Aston Knight Paris" l.l., titled and inscribed "...To Victoria
Bates/c/o J.S. Frelinghuysen/111 William St. NY" on a label affixed to the strainer, inscribed "...Twilight on the Grand Canal" in pencil on the strainer and with a Paris export stamp affixed to the reverse.
Oil on canvas, 25 1/2 x 32 in. (64.8 x 81.3 cm), framed.
Condition: Craquelure, surface grime.

Provenance: From the artist to his niece, Victoria (née Frelinghuysen) Bates (1907-2002); by family descent to the present owners.
Estimate $4,000-6,000

Craquelure overall. Small paint loss l.r. at bottom edge, measuring 1/8 inch. Paper label affixed to the reverse appears to be an old customs stamp with faded lettering, not a patch reinforcement.

Keywords

Victoria, Paris, Grand Canal

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