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May 16, 2014 04:00 PMCalender

Charles Herbert Woodbury (American, 1864-1940) Lone Survivor

Auction: American & European Works of Art - 2728B Location: Boston Date / Time: May 16, 2014 4:00PM


Charles Herbert Woodbury (American, 1864-1940)

Lone Survivor, alternately titled Stripped Land, 1925
Unsigned, titled on the stretcher, identified on a label from The MIT Museum,
Cambridge, Massachusetts, affixed to the backing.
Oil on canvas, 36 x 39 3/4 in. (92.0 x 101.0 cm), in a period frame.
Condition: Lined, minor scattered retouch (predominately to lower edge).

Provenance: Ex-collection of Ruth Ruyl Woodbury, daughter-in-law of the artist; Skinner Inc., American & European Paintings, November 22, 2002, Sale 2168, Lot 280.

Literature: Joan Loria and Warren A. Seamans, Earth, Sea and Sky: Charles H. Woodbury, Artist and Teacher 1864-1940 (Cambridge: The MIT Museum, 1988), p. 90.

Exhibitions: Earth, Sea and Sky: Charles H. Woodbury, Artist and Teacher 1864-1940, The MIT Museum, March 19 to October 2, 1988; The Portland Museum of Art, April 14 to June 11, 1989.
Estimate $8,000-12,000

Minor retouch to the l.l. corner in the darker areas of the landscape, consisting of a handful of small spots, the largest about the size of a quarter.

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Charles Herbert Woodbury, MIT, Cambridge, The MIT Museum, Massachusetts, Artist and Teacher, daughter-in-law, Ruth Ruyl Woodbury, MIT Museum, Joan Loria, Warren A. Seamans, Portland Museum of Art