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American School, Possibly Western Massachusetts, Early 19th Century Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, an Overmantel Panel

Auction:
2880B
Lot:
393
Sold for:
$13,530$11,000

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2880B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
February 27, 2016 10:00AM

Description:

American School, Possibly Western Massachusetts, Early 19th Century

Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, an Overmantel Panel
Unsigned.
Oil on poplar panel, 28 x 37 in., in a period giltwood frame.
Condition: Cleaned, varnished, slightly bowed, minor crack.

Provenance: Dr. and Mrs. Nelson Newmark, Springfield, Massachusetts, by 1938.

Literature: The Magazine Antiques, January 1988, David Schorsch advertisement; Wendy Lavitt, Animals in American Folk Art (New York: Knopf, 1990), p. 2; Jean Burks, "Living with Antiques: A folk art collection in Pennsylvania," The Magazine Antiques, October 1994, p. 506; Frances McQueeney-Jones Mascolo, "Eagles & Tulips, Snakes & Weathervanes, A Pennsylvania Folk Art Collection," Antiques and Fine Art, Spring 2009, p. 123.

Exhibitions: Springfield Museum of Art, Springfield, Massachusetts, long-term loan.

Note: According to a written description of this painting provided by the consignor, a photograph of this painting is in the files at the Frick Art Reference Library in New York City. There it is identified as American and 19th century, and as being after Jan Brueghel the Elder.
Estimate $6,000-8,000

wood analysis by Harry Alden indicates that the panel is tulip poplar. Painting cleaned and varnished, panel slightly bowed, with minor age crack.


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

Nelson Newmark, Wendy Lavitt, Jan Brueghel, Frances McQueeney-Jones Mascolo, Jean Burks, David Schorsch, New York City, Folk art, Hand, Lion-reclining, Springfield

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