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September 23, 2016 12:00 PMCalender

Nancy Maybin Ferguson (American, c. 1872-1967) The Green Schooner (Panel G from the Provincetown Screen)

Auction: American & European Works of Art - 2930B Location: Boston Date / Time: September 23, 2016 4:00PM


Nancy Maybin Ferguson (American, c. 1872-1967)

The Green Schooner (Panel G from the Provincetown Screen)
Unsigned, identified on labels from the Vose Galleries of Boston and from Art Research of Cambridge, Massachusetts, affixed to the frame backing board.
Oil on canvas, 21 x 25 in. (53.0 x 64.0 cm), framed.
Condition: Lined, craquelure, surface grime.
Estimate $3,000-5,000

Wax lined. Scrape to the upper left corner, measuring 2 1/2 inches overall, but mainluy noticabel due to discoloration rather thanpaint loss. Areas of thin paint coverage to u.r. edge and in other areas in the u.r. quadrant, which seem attributable to technique rather than any damage. Prominent but stable craquelure, primarily vertical, overall. There does not seem to be any retouch, with a few areas of fluorescene seemingly from dirt. Frame dimensions are 29 x 33 inches.

"Provincetown Screen" refers to a home-made folding screen sold in 1984 at Young's in Portsmouth, NH, to which had been attached 7 unsigned canvases, all of which had been removed from their original stretchers. The original buyer was able to identify the seven paintings as the work of the Philadelphia/Provincetown painter Nancy Maybin Ferguson.

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Nancy Maybin Ferguson, Provincetown, Cambridge