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Arthur Burdett Frost (American, 1851-1928) Figures in a Colonial Interior

Auction:
2977B
Lot:
380B
Sold for:
$615$500

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Auction:
American & European Works of Art - 2977B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
January 27, 2017 4:00PM

Description:

Arthur Burdett Frost (American, 1851-1928)

Figures in a Colonial Interior
Signed and dated "A.B. FROST '84" l.r.
Gouache and ink en grisaille on paper, sheet size 11 3/4 x 14 5/8 in. (29.8 x 37.2 cm), framed.
Condition: Minor losses to l.r. corner.

N.B. The lot is accompanied by a copy of the exhibition catalog Arthur Burdett Frost: Artist and Humorist (Chadds Ford: Brandywine River Museum, 1986).
Estimate $800-1,200

The paper has been professionally restored and lined with a fine sheet of rice paper or similar. This second sheet is visible along the edges of the original sheet where there were losses. There is a small tear to the original sheet at the lower left, measuring 3/8 inch. It appears that there were old creases that were repaired when the sheet was lined. These present as subtle vertical paint losses in the background in the upper half of the composition. There is an abrasion along the bottom right edge beneath the signature and what appears to be some old water damage to the lower right edge that smudged part of the date.


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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Arthur Burdett Frost, Brandywine Creek, Burdett, Frost, Geography of Pennsylvania

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