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William Henry Howe (American, 1846–1929) Repose, September Days in Normandy

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Auction: American & European Works of Art - 3072BLocation: BostonDate / Time: January 26, 2018 10:00AM


William Henry Howe (American, 1846–1929)

Repose, September Days in Normandy, alternately titled In the Meadow
Signed, inscribed, and dated "Willim [sic] H. Howe/18 Paris 89" l.r., titled, inscribed, dated, and monogrammed "-Repose-/September days/in Normandy/1888 WHH" on the reverse, with the alternate title on a presentation plaque.
Oil on canvas, 36 x 51 1/2 in. (91.5 x 131.0 cm),framed.
Condition: Paint losses, varnish inconsistencies, craquelure, surface grime.

Provenance: Property of the Saint Louis Art Museum, sold to benefit the acquisition fund.
Estimate $4,000-6,000

Canvas stencil from P. Aprin, Paris, on the reverse.

Presentation plaque lists the work as presented by Daniel Catlin in 1913.

Frame dimensions are 43 5/8 x 59 1/8 in.

A series of paint losses at the lower right edge of the canvas measuring about five inches overall and 1/2 inch high at the maximum. Areas of drying cracks on the cows, the larger on the dark cow in the background measuring 7 x 3 inches, and the smaller on the back leg of the foreground cow measuring about 3 x 2 inches. Craquelure is minimal, with one vertical line on the foreground cow's muzzle.

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William Henry Howe, Paris