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2930B Boston
September 23, 2016 12:00 PMCalender

Grant Wood (American, 1891-1942) December Afternoon

Auction: American & European Works of Art - 2930B Location: Boston Date / Time: September 23, 2016 12:00PM


Grant Wood (American, 1891-1942)

December Afternoon, 1941, edition of 260 or more, published by Associated American Artists, New York, (Cole, 16; Czestochowski on-line, 19). Signed "Grant Wood" in pencil l.r., collector's stamps from Frederick Gamet Rice of Fitchburg, Massachusetts (Lugt, 1042a and 1042b), to lower margin. Lithograph on wove paper, image size 9 x 11 5/8 in. (22.8 x 29.8 cm), matted, unframed.
Condition: Full sheet with deckled edges, subtle soiling marks at peak of roofline.

N.B. The sale of this lot will benefit the Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, Massachusetts.
Estimate $800-1,200

The marks imply a subtle shadow, but don't seem to appear in other impressions of the work. Sheet measures 11 5/8 x 16 3/8 inches. Unobtrusive pinpoint fox marks in margins u.r. and l.c. and in image l.l. Ex-collection Frederick Gamet Rice (collector's stamps l.l. and l.r.). No additional issues to report.

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Cole, Frederick Gamet Rice