11-14-2012 11-15-2012
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Marlborough MA
2620M Marlborough
November 14, 2012 2:00PMCalender
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Lemuel Maynard Wiles (American, 1826-1905) Mt. Everett - Mass.

$960$800
Auction: Discovery - 2620M Location: Marlborough Date / Time: November 14, 2012 2:00PM

Description:

Lemuel Maynard Wiles (American, 1826-1905)

Mt. Everett - Mass.
Signed indistinctly "L..." l.l., titled, dated, and signed ".../N.Y. 1880 L. M.
Wiles" on the reverse.
Oil on canvas, 12 x 20 in., framed.
Condition: Tack hole u.c., minor retouch, craquelure, surface grime.

N.B. This painting has been reviewed via digital photographs by Geoffrey K. Fleming, Director, Southold Historical Society and author of Lemuel Maynard Wiles, A Record of His Works, 1864-1904. Dr. Fleming confirmed the work to be by Lemuel Wiles, and the inscription on the reverse to be in the artist's hand. He commented further that while the artist "...did work in New England during the earlier part of his career, particularly in Maine and Rhode Island, I have not come across a Massachusetts scene before. Your work, depicting Mt. Everett in Massachusetts, is not recorded in Lemuel Wiles's personal ledger, which may mean it was gifted rather than sold."
Estimate $1,800-2,200

Keywords

Massachusetts, Mt. Everett, Geoffrey K. Fleming, Lemuel Maynard Wiles, Maynard Wiles, Lemuel Maynard, Southold Historical Society, Director, Maine, New England, Rhode Island