William Worcester Churchill (American, 1858-1926) Swan Boats on Lake, Public Garden
- American & European Works of Art - 2779B
- Date / Time :
- January 23, 2015 4:00PM
William Worcester Churchill (American, 1858-1926)
Swan Boats on Lake, Public Garden
Signed and dated "Churchill/1919" l.l., signed, inscribed, and titled "W.W.
Churchill/Boston/Swan Boats on Lake/Public Garden" in ink on the reverse, identified on a label from Vose Galleries of Boston affixed to the frame backing.
Oil on canvas, 22 x 26 in. (56.0 x 66.3 cm), framed.
Condition: Minor retouch to fill craquelure, pentimento of a second Churchill signature l.r., minor frame abrasion.
Provenance: Purchased by Charles J. Dunn, Sr. (1901-1983), Boston, Massachusetts, c. 1940; then by descent within the family.
N.B. Churchill was born in Boston's Jamaica Plain, and was part of the first class at Boston's Museum of Fine Arts School. Churchill's subjects - impressionistic plein air views and quiet interior portraits - place him squarely into the Boston School alongside the likes of William Paxton, Edmund Tarbell, and Frank Benson.
Minor retouch to fill craquelure and lines from stretcher bar marks, primarily to sky at u.l. Fine craquelure. No additional condition issues to report.
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