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Attributed to Ruth W. Shute (1803-1882) and Dr. Samuel A. Shute (1803-1836) Portrait of a Woman in a Black Dress Holding a Book

Auction:
2922M
Lot:
611
Sold for:
$12,300$10,000

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2922M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
August 15, 2016 10:00AM

Description:

Attributed to Ruth W. Shute (1803-1882) and Dr. Samuel A. Shute (1803-1836)

Portrait of a Woman in a Black Dress Holding a Book
Unsigned.
Pastel laid onto card, the woman wears a tortoiseshell comb, a suite of jewelry, and has her thumb between the pages of a small book, with vibrant blue background, 24 x 19 in., in a black-painted molded frame with gilt liner.
Condition: Very minor moisture staining, spots of foxing most noticeable in background.
Estimate $20,000-30,000


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

Samuel A. Shute, Ruth W. Shute, Book collecting, Foxing, Papermaking, Stain, Tortoiseshell cat

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