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James Fitzgerald (American, 1899-1971) Fishermen, A Double-sided Work

Auction:
2930B
Lot:
327
Sold for:
$8,610$7,000

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

Description:

James Fitzgerald (American, 1899-1971)

Fishermen, A Double-sided Work
Signed "James Fitzgerald" l.r. on both the face and the reverse.
Watercolor on paper, 20 x 26 in. (50.8 x 66.0 cm), in an original, hand-gilded Fitzgerald frame.
Condition: Pinhole punctures, adhesive remnants on the reverse, surface grime.

N.B. The signed composition on the reverse depicts three fishermen from the back looking over rocks and a rough sea.
Estimate $3,000-5,000

When the frame was opened during cataloging, it was discovered that the work is double sided, and it is the composition on the reverse that bears the signature.

Pinhole punctures present at all four corners of the paper. Adhesive remnants along the bottom edge on the front, and along the top edge of the verso. No further condition issues to report.

Robert Stahl, who is preparing the Fitzgerald catalogue raisonne, reports that " the frame is an original hand gilded Fitzgerald frame - he was a master gilder and this one has both his frame and a gold insert. "
Frame dimensions: 27 1/2 x 31 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.

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Coins, FitzGerald, James FitzGerald, Learning, Obverse and reverse

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