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George Law Beetholme (British, active 1848-1886) Fly Fishing in a Rocky Stream

Auction:
2896B
Lot:
218
Sold for:
$738$600

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Auction:
American & European Works of Art - 2896B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
May 13, 2016 4:00PM

Description:

George Law Beetholme (British, active 1848-1886)

Fly Fishing in a Rocky Stream
Signed "Beetholme" l.l.
Oil on canvas, 22 x 36 1/4 in. (56.0 x 92.1 cm), framed.
Condition: Lined, scattered retouch, craquelure, varnish discoloration, minor surface grime.
Estimate $1,000-1,500

Paint loss measuring 1/16 in. diameter to the sky at u.c.. The retouch is primarily to cover old frame abrasions in the upper half of the composition. Other areas of retouch over craquelure in the sky. Canvas was trimmed of its tacking edges and lined some time ago. Craquelure pattern is primarily vertical in orientation with some areas of potential lifting in the sky, and there are faint stretcher bar marks.

Framed dimensions are 28 1/2 x 42 1/2 in.


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

George Law Beetholme, Conservation and restoration, Craquelure, Pottery, Retouch

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