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January 26, 2018 10:00 AMCalender

Charles Samuel Addams (American, 1912-1988) Smith Brothers

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


Charles Samuel Addams (American, 1912-1988)

Smith Brothers
Signed "Chas Addams" l.l., captioned "I'm positive Mr. Whalen had no idea of this when the contract was signed" and "Wait till Mr. Whalen gets a load of this" in pencil below the image.
Gouache, watercolor, and graphite on paper, image size 16 1/2 x 11 3/4 in. (41.8 x 29.8 cm),framed.
Condition: Subtle soiling and discoloration to sheet, floated in the frame, not examined out of frame.

N.B. We wish to thank H. Kevin Miserocchi, Executive Director of the Tee and Charles Addams Foundation, for his kind assistance with cataloging the lot; the work will be included in the Charles Addams catalogue raisonné now in preparation.
Estimate $3,000-5,000

Although the frame was not opened, the front of the sheet is fully visible. Sheet is floated against the back mat so that all the edges are visible. Toning, rippling to the sheet, scattered small fox marks, minor discoloration to the extreme outer edges of the sheet. Unpressed crease along upper right edge. The work is not laid down. It appears that the sheet is hinged to the back mat at intervals on the top and the bottom edges of the reverse.

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H. Kevin Miserocchi, Charles Samuel Addams, Whalen