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American School, 19th Century Portrait Bust of an African American Man

Auction:
2906T
Lot:
1337
Sold for:
$277$225

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Auction:
Discovery - 2906T
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
March 31, 2016 10:00AM

Description:

American School, 19th Century

Portrait Bust of an African American Man. Unsigned. Oil on canvas trimmed and mounted to Whatman drawing board, 7 1/2 x 6 1/2 in., in a hand-embellished frame. Condition: Crease with old retouch and craquelure along bottom edge, craquelure, varnish discoloration, surface grime.
Estimate $300-500


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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Canvas, Conservation and restoration, Craquelure, Crease, Oil painting, Pottery, Retouch

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