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Martha Walter (American, 1875-1976) Sketch of Boy

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


Martha Walter (American, 1875-1976)

Sketch of Boy
Titled, dated, and signed or inscribed ".../April 1905/WALTER" on the reverse, with two Estate of Martha Walter stamps from David David Art Gallery, Philadelphia, on the stretcher, identified on a Freeman's auction label (see below) affixed to the back of the frame.
Oil on canvas, 22 x 17 in. (55.9cm x 43.2 cm),in a period frame.
Condition: Minor frame abrasion to u.r. corner.

Provenance: Freeman's, Fine American & European Paintings & Sculpture, December 5, 2010, Sale 1388, Lot 135; to the Massachusetts estate of the current owner.
Estimate $1,500-2,500

Numbered "#589" and with a faint French canvas stencil on the reverse. Weaken and torn tacking edges visible on the reverse.

Frame dimensions are 32 x 27 1/2 x 3 1/4 in.

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Martha Walter, Philadelphia