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Lilla Cabot Perry (American, 1848-1933) Gentleman at a Piano

Auction: American & European Works of Art - 2907T Location: Boston Date / Time: May 09, 2016 12:00PM


Lilla Cabot Perry (American, 1848-1933)

Gentleman at a Piano
Signed "Lilla Cabot Perry" l.l.
Oil on canvas, 45 1/2 x 54 in. (115.5 x 137.1 cm), in a signed and dated "1933" Thulin frame.
Condition: Multiple tears to canvas, surface grime.

Provenance: A Massachusetts educational institution.
Estimate $1,200-1,800

Condition: Tears concentrated on the left side of the painting. They total 8 in all. Fist measures 35 x 6 cm; second 3 x 1 cm; third 3 x 1.5 cm; fourth 9 x 1 cm; fifth 6 x 2 cm; sixth 1.5 x 4 cm; seventh 10 x 5 cm; and eighth 15 x 5 cm. There is no evidence of retouch under black-light.
Frame dimensions: 50 x 59 in.

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