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January 26, 2018 10:00 AMCalender

James Brade Sword (American, 1839-1915) Cranberry Picking at Cape Cod

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


James Brade Sword (American, 1839-1915)

Cranberry Picking at Cape Cod
Signed "J.B. Sword-" l.r., titled l.l., identified on an unattributed label affixed to the stretcher and on a detached label from Kennedy Galleries, Inc., which accompanies the lot.
Oil on canvas, 25 x 35 in. (63.5 x 89.0 cm),framed.
Condition: Lined, scattered minor retouch, areas of fine craquelure.

Literature: American Art Analog, Volume I, 1688-1842, compiled by Michael David Zellman (New York: Chelsea House Publishers, 1986),color illustration p. 302.

N.B. The three-volume set of American Art Analog referenced above accompanies the lot.
Estimate $30,000-50,000

Label from Arvest Galleries, Inc., Boston, on the back of the frame.
Frame dimensions are 33 x 43 in. The frame is a modern reproduction, made by Michael Shilhan, Hingham, Massachusetts.

Retouch is minimal, consisting of a few dots in the sky (mainly in the center) and along the bottom edge of the canvas, probably to cover frame abrasions.

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.


Kennedy Galleries Inc., Michael David Zellman, James Brade