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January 26, 2018 10:00 AMCalender

Lilla Cabot Perry (American, 1848-1933) The Red Tunic / A Portrait of Edith Perry

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


Lilla Cabot Perry (American, 1848-1933)

The Red Tunic/A Portrait of Edith Perry
Signed, inscribed, and dated "L.C. Perry/Paris '88" l.r., identified on an exhibition label from the National Museum of Women in the Arts affixed to the frame backing (see below).
Oil on canvas, 18 x 15 in. (45.5 x 38.0 cm),framed.
Condition: Small area of retouch u.l., fine craquelure.

Provenance: From the estate of the artist; to Alfred Walker; to the collection of Dr. and Mrs. Donald R. Korst; Skinner, Inc., Fine American and European Paintings, May 14, 1993, Sale 1508, Lot 151; through to the current Massachusetts estate.

Exhibitions: Lilla Cabot Perry: Paintings, Boston Athenaeum, 1982, no. 16; The Founders Show, The Guild of Boston Artists, June 4-24, 1989, exhibited under the title Young Lady; Lilla Cabot Perry: An American Impressionist, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC, September 28, 1990-January 20, 1991),cat. no. 3.
Estimate $1,500-2,500

The craquelure is visible (especially in the background) but stable. Titled on a presentation plaque affixed to the frame, and with a canvas stencil from Karl Anwander München on the reverse. Frame dimensions: 22 1/2 x 19 3/8 in.

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.


Alfred Walker, Donald R. Korst, Edith Perry, Washington, DC