10-30-2016 10-30-2016
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2950B Boston
October 30, 2016 11:00 AMCalender

Oregon, Anonymous Artist, Oil on Canvas, 19th century.

Auction: Books & Manuscripts - 2950B Location: Boston Date / Time: October 30, 2016 11:00AM


Oregon, Anonymous Artist, Oil on Canvas, 19th century. Primitive painting, depicting life in the foothills above Portland, Oregon, at the time of its early settlement; showing a two-story home (or inn) on a wide dirt road, with a mounted rider leading a draught horse, and several pedestrians. The setting is a point called "The Clearing" in maps circa 1850, straddling the Willamette River, with the early buildings that established Portland visible down below; with Mount Hood and the Cascade Range in the background. Titled and dated on Kennedy Galleries labels on the back, from the collection of Edward Eberstadt & Sons; expertly conserved, relined, short tear in sky neatly repaired and inpainted, period-style frame, 18 x 24 in.
Provenance: The Estate of David Spinney.
Estimate $2,000-2,500

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David Spinney