09-27-2017 09-27-2017
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
3029B Boston
September 27, 2017 12:00PMCalender

Elizabeth Fearne Bonsall (American, 1861-1956) Catnip

Auction: American & European Works of Art - 3029B Location: Boston Date / Time: September 27, 2017 4:00PM


Elizabeth Fearne Bonsall (American, 1861-1956)

Signed and dated "E.F. BONSALL 1900" l.l., with a partial label from F. Weber & Co., Philadelphia, affixed to the stretcher.
Oil on canvas, 28 x 18 in. (71.0 x 45.5 cm), framed.
Condition: Retouch, craquelure.

Provenance: From a Chicago estate to the current owner.

Literature: Brush and Pencil, Volume IX, October 1901-March 1902, ill. p. 248.

Exhibitions: Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, Philadelphia, Seventh Annual Exhibition, January 14-February 23, 1901, no. 207; Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, Massachusetts, Worcester Art Museum Third Annual Exhibition of Oil Paintings, June 3-October 14, 1901, no. 208; The Art Institute of Chicago, Fourteenth Annual Exhibition of Oil Paintings and Sculpture by American Artists, October 29-December 8, 1901, no. 30.
Estimate $1,500-2,500

Framed dimensions 35 1/2 x 25 3/8 inches.

The craquelure is stable and most apparent at lower left in the body of the darker cat. There are small dots of retouch at upper left in the figure's bonnet, and larger spots of retouch on the figure's torso and in the body of the cat at lower right. Varnish inconsistencies are evident under uv light.

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F. Weber & Co., Craquelure, Elizabeth Fearne Bonsall, Geography of Massachusetts, Painting, Visual arts, Worcester, Massachusetts, Chicago, Philadelphia