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Thomas Hovenden (American, 1840-1895) Enfant à la Lecture

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


Thomas Hovenden (American, 1840-1895)

Enfant à la Lecture
Signed "THovenden" u.l., titled on a fragmentary printed label affixed to the stretcher.
Oil on canvas, 8 5/8 x 6 1/4 in. (22.0 x 16.0 cm),framed.
Condition: Small patch reinforcement u.c. with corresponding dot of retouch to the recto.
Estimate $1,500-2,000

The area of retouch measures 1/4 inch and is located just slightly above the sitter's head to the left. It appears to have been a small tear caused perhaps by the work being bumped, since the surface is slightly depressed in that area.

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