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Rosa Bonheur (French, 1822-1899) A Grazing Sheep

Auction:
2878B
Lot:
220
Sold for:
$4,613$3,750

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Auction:
American & European Works of Art - 2878B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
January 22, 2016 4:00PM

Description:

Rosa Bonheur (French, 1822-1899)

A Grazing Sheep
Initialed and dated "RB 91" l.l.
Oil on canvas, 8 3/8 x 11 1/2 in. (21.2 x 29.0 cm), framed.
Condition: Canvas trimmed and laid on paperboard support, surface creases, craquelure, surface grime.

N.B. Two labels, apparently clipped from a publication, are affixed to the reverse of the paperboard support, one reading "ROSA BONHEUR" and the other "Vente Rosa Bonheur 1900." This work may correspond to No. 490 in the catalog for the sale of the Rosa Bonheur estate, "Mouton à tête noire de profil à droit," a work on canvas, for which the dimensions correspond to within a centimeter. However the entry does not mention any initials or date on the work, and the description itself is not sufficiently specific to be certain.
Estimate $1,000-1,500

Dimensions in the Bonheur sale catalog for No. 490 are 8.7 x 11.6 in. (22.0 x 29.0 cm).


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

Bonheur, Canvas, Craquelure, Paperboard

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