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May 19, 2017 12:00 PMCalender

Alfred Perkins (American, Late 19th Century) Mooncussers

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Auction: American & European Works of Art - 3010BLocation: BostonDate / Time: May 19, 2017 12:00PM


Alfred Perkins (American, Late 19th Century)

Signed "Alfred Perkins" l.l.
Oil on canvas, 18 x 32 in. (45.8 x 81.3 cm),framed in a liner.
Condition: Minor surface grime, unobtrusive slit in canvas at l.l. corner.

N.B. Alfred Perkins was a marine artist active in Massachusetts and known for seaside paintings including views of Singing Beach in Manchester-by-the-Sea and Cohasset Cove. Mooncussers was acquired by chemical broker William H. Campbell, President of C.F. Garrigues Co., New York, c. 1915. The painting hung in the stair hall of Campbell's home "Hillcrest" in Watchung, New Jersey, in the early 20th century. The painting was titled Mooncussers by family tradition.
Estimate $600-800

Slit at l.l. corner measures 1/8 inch high and is located 1 inch in from the side of the canvas. Subtle curved abrasion to the left of the signature measuring 1 1/2 inches overall. Minor canvas rippling to upper right corner (canvas just slightly loose on the stretcher).

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C.F. Garrigues Co., William H. Campbell, B. Alfred Perkins, Alfred Perkins, Manchester, Watchung