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John Frederick Peto (American, 1854-1907) Pipe, Newspaper, Mug, and Biscuits

Auction:
2779B
Lot:
390
Sold for:
$9,840$8,000

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Auction:
American & European Works of Art - 2779B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
January 23, 2015 4:00PM

Description:

John Frederick Peto (American, 1854-1907)

Pipe, Newspaper, Mug, and Biscuits
Signed "J.F. Peto" l.r., identified on a label from the California Palace of the
Legion of Honor, San Francisco, affixed to the back of the frame.
Oil on panel, 4 1/8 x 6 7/16 in. (10.5 x 16.4 cm), framed.
Condition: Possible scattered small dots of old retouch, fine craquelure.

Provenance: A private New Mexico collection.

Exhibitions: John F. Peto, Smith College Museum of Art, March 1-24, 1950, The Brooklyn Museum, April 11-May 21, 1950, and California Palace of the Legion of Honor, June 10-July 9, 1950.

Literature: Brooklyn Museum and Alfred Victor Frankenstein, John F. Peto, Catalogue of the Exhibition with a Critical Biography by Alfred Frankenstein (Brooklyn, New York: Brooklyn Museum, 1950), cat. no. 13, p. 46.

N.B. The label from the California Palace of the Legion of Honor lists the lender of the painting as Mrs. George Smiley. Mrs. Smiley was the former Helen Peto, daughter of the artist. The catalog for the exhibition dates the painting to 1887 or later.
Estimate $15,000-25,000

There are some minor dots of retouch to the mug. The craquelure is minor and stable.


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.

Keywords

California Palace, John Frederick Peto, Legion of Honor, Brooklyn Museum, New Mexico, Smith College Museum of Art, Smith College, Alfred Victor Frankenstein, George Smiley, Helen Peto

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