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Attributed to Thomas Sully (American, 1783-1872) Woman in White, Possibly the Artist's Wife, Sarah

Auction:
3008T
Lot:
1068
Sold for:
$738$600

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Auction:
Discovery - 3008T
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
April 26, 2017 10:00AM

Description:

Attributed to Thomas Sully (American, 1783-1872)

Woman in White, Possibly the Artist's Wife, Sarah
. Unsigned. Oil on canvas, 24 x 18 in., framed. Condition: Lined, retouch, fine craquelure, surface grime.

N.B. This work, which appears to be unfinished, has the stylistic hallmarks of Sully's portraits, especially the shadow under the nose and the treatment of the tendrils of hair. The head wrap was also a typical Sully device. The sitter resembles the artist's wife, Sarah, whose image is known from earlier portraits. That this is unfinished is suggested by the incomplete glazing in the neck and bodice.
Estimate $20-200


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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Sarah, Craquelure, Sully, Thomas Sully

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