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September 19, 2014 4:00PMCalender

Martha Farham Cahoon (American, 1905-1999) A Family of Three

Auction: American & European Works of Art - 2750B Location: Boston Date / Time: September 19, 2014 4:00PM


Martha Farham Cahoon (American, 1905-1999)

A Family of Three
Signed and dated "Martha Cahoon 76" l.r.
Oil on Masonite, 17 3/4 x 24 in. (45.2 x 61.0 cm), framed.
Condition: Retouch to l.l. corner, discolored varnish, surface grime.
Estimate $1,000-1,500

Under UV light, the varnish coat shows striping from broad brush application. The retouch is minimal and occurs in the l.l. corner in two thin, parallel lines about 1/8 inch up from the bottom and 9 inches across, perhaps to repair a minor surface abrasion or even pooling of varnish on the brush as it was applied.

Provenance: Purchased directly from the artist, then by family descent to the current owner.

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Martha Farham Cahoon