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Henry Sandham (Canadian, 1842-1912) The Village Mill

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American & European Works of Art - 2704B
Date / Time :
February 07, 2014 4:00PM


Henry Sandham (Canadian, 1842-1912)

The Village Mill
Signed "Hy. Sandham" l.r., identified on a Boston Art Club Exhibition label affixed
to the reverse.
Oil on canvasboard, 12 x 16 in. (30.5 x 40.7 cm), framed.
Condition: Retouch, craquelure, surface grime, bowing of board, one inch bulge at u.l. edge, scattered paint loss.
Estimate $2,000-3,000

The painting has retouch in several areas visible under UV light but which can also be identified by the mat surface to the paint. Retouch is located as follows: l.l. corner to cover small bulge/abrasion measuring 1-1/2 x 1/2 inches; to the background on the far left of the hopper in an area measuring 2 1/2 x 1 1/2 inches; outlining the figure along the right side of his body, and also a spot immediately to the left of his arm measuring 3/8 inch diameter.; two areas on the barrel ; in the green and brown pigment in the landscape through the barn door.

There are two areas of bulging to the canvas, one located in l.l. corner as referenced above which measures 1-1/4 inches high and a second along the left center edge measuring 1-1/4 inches with paint loss. Scattered white dots of foreign matter.

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.


Henry Sandham, Village Mill