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January 26, 2018 10:00 AMCalender

Jane Peterson (American, 1876-1965) Toucans in the Jungle

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


Jane Peterson (American, 1876-1965)

Toucans in the Jungle
Signed "JANE PETERSON" l.l.
Tempera on Masonite, 45 1/4 x 28 in. (114.9 x 71.1 cm),framed.
Condition: Scattered abrasions and paint losses, surface grime.
Estimate $1,500-2,500

Multiple small losses overall, among them the two largest measuring 3/8 inches across located at the center right edge in the leaves, a loss measuring 1/4 inch in the lower right corner, and a loss measuring 3/16 inch in the upper center in the palm tree branches. A very fine vertical broken line of abrasion on the center left side, running through the back of the toucan and measuring 9 inches overall. A cluster of smaller abrasions to u.r. corner. There is a mottled, uneven quality to the paint in the sky, some of which fluoresces under uv light, but to our eye is not retouch from a later hand but some different quality of paint the artist used there. An mottled area that look like oil spots to the center area of sky. Overall the surfaces are somewhat roughly painted but seem to be stable.

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