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Margaret Murray Cookesley (British, c. 1850-1927) The Harem Girl

Auction:
2888B
Lot:
705
Sold for:
$1,722$1,400

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Auction:
European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2888B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
April 08, 2016 10:00AM

Description:

Margaret Murray Cookesley (British, c. 1850-1927)

The Harem Girl
Signed "M. Cookesley" l.l., identified on a presentation plaque.
Oil on canvas, 16 x 12 in. (40.5 x 30.5 cm), framed.
Condition: Tear to c.r., old retouch/repairs.
Estimate $500-700

The tear is located in the center right, in the sitter's shoulder. It is shaped like an inverted Y and overall measures about 2 3/4 inches long, with the arms of the V-shaped part of the Y measuring about 1 inch on each side.

Colorman's stencil from Alexander Spicker, London, on the reverse.


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.

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Margaret Murray Cookesley, Arab culture, Harem, Islamic culture

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