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January 27, 2017 12:00 PMCalender

Robert Douglas Hunter (American, 1928-2014) Still Life with Shells

Auction: American & European Works of Art - 2977BLocation: BostonDate / Time: January 27, 2017 4:00PM


Robert Douglas Hunter (American, 1928-2014)

Still Life with Shells
Signed "ROBERT DOUGLAS HUNTER" l.r., titled on the reverse of the frame u.l.
Oil on canvas, 24 1/4 x 46 in. (61.5 x 116.8 cm),framed.
Condition: Small dent and crack u.l., cracking and tenting c.l.
Estimate $1,800-2,200

Frame dimensions: 30 1/2 x 52 1/2 in.

The indentation to the u.l. is very minor. There is a pair of fine horizontal cracks to the c.l., located inside the arc of the handle of the copper kettle. The upper one measures 2 inches across and contains a small paint loss, the lower one measures about 4 inches across and runs through the finial of the top of the kettle. Both are subtle, noticeable more in raking light. Under UV examination one minute area of old retouch was noted which, although it did not fluoresce, seemed to have been added to cover a small paint loss located in the center just below the top of the curved handle of the brass bucket. Minor surface grime.

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Robert Douglas Hunter