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Attributed to Charles Henry Gifford (American, 1839-1904) Niagara Falls

Auction:
3100B
Lot:
243
Sold for:
$2,091$1,700

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Auction:
American & European Works of Art - 3100B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
May 11, 2018 10:00AM

Description:

Attributed to Charles Henry Gifford (American, 1839-1904)

Niagara Falls
Unsigned, with a label from A.B. Crowell, New Bedford, Massachusetts, affixed to the back of the frame.
Oil on canvas, 9 x 14 in. (23.0 x 35.5 cm), framed.
Condition: Lined, minor dots of retouch to sky, fine craquelure.
Estimate $3,000-5,000

Frame dimensions are 13 7/8 x 18 7/8 in.

In an envelope that accompanies the painting is a February 27, 1987, article from Antiques & The Arts Weekly that describes the exhibition "An American Luminist: Charles Henry Gifford" at The Katonah Gallery, curated by John I.H. Baur. The exhibition had been presented earlier at the New Bedford Whaling Museum.

A larger but similar view of Niagara Falls, dated 1873 and with Gifford's signature lower left, was sold September 24, 2011, at Keno auctions.


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.

Keywords

Charles Henry Gifford, Conservation and restoration of paintings, Craquelure, Crowell, Gifford, Museology, Pottery, Retouch, New Bedford

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