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Doris Porter Caesar (American, 1892-1971) Vision

Auction:
3100B
Lot:
368
Sold for:
$3,567$2,900

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

Description:

Doris Porter Caesar (American, 1892-1971)

Vision
Unsigned.
Bronze with dark brown patina, height 25 in. (63.5 cm), on an integral base.
Condition: Dust and dirt to interstices.

Provenance: From the artist to E. Weyhe, Inc., New York; to Carolyn G. (Mrs. Ernest B.) Fay, Houston, Texas (1959); acquired by the present owner from the estate of Carolyn G. Fay.

N.B. The sculpture is thought to have been created c. 1957, the year that a cast was on loan to the Annual Exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Copies of two letters and the bill of sale from E. Weyhe, Inc., New York, to Mrs. Ernest B. Fay of Houston, Texas, accompany the lot. One of the letters references Mrs. Fay having seen the sculpture at the Whitney and mentions a cast being made specifically for her collection.
Estimate $1,200-1,800

Base measures 4 1/4 x 6 3/4 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.

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