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December 15, 2016 12:00 PMCalender

Mary Ogden Abbott (1894-1981) Sculptural Panel

Auction: 20th Century Design - 2969B Location: Boston Date / Time: December 15, 2016 12:00PM


Mary Ogden Abbott (1894-1981) Sculptural Panel
United States, 20th century
Shaped and relief carved panel centered by a tall cactus with a cowboy surrounded by hounds, mounted to a horizontal post, wear consistent with age, ht. 59 1/2, wd. 44 in.

Provenance: A gift to the consignor from Miss Abbott.

Note: Mary Ogden Abbott was a widely traveled artist, hunter, and equestrian. She was born and lived most of her life in Concord, Massachusetts, and she attended the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, graduating in 1917. She spent eight years in her twenties traveling with her mother across the country, backpacking in the Grand Canyon and Montana, and traveled abroad to the Far and Near East and then through Europe. She was a landscape painter of views of the American West, the western Himalayas, and Mexico. She also carved wooden doors, including a pair of teak doors which were hung at the entrance of the Department of the Interior in Washington, D.C. Her drawings were illustrated in the journal Appalachia and in travel books. Her works have been exhibited at the Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, Massachusetts, the Currier Gallery, Manchester, New Hampshire, the Concord Art Association, Concord, Massachusetts, and the Fitchburg Art Center, Fitchburg, Massachusetts. Well known by the Concord Museum, her barn is used as part of the museum's campus for lectures and events.
Estimate $4,000-6,000

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Mary Ogden Abbott, Mexico, United States, Andover, Manchester, Washington, D.C.