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Joseph Whiting Stock (Massachusetts, 1815-1855) Portrait of a Woman in Black

Auction:
3121M
Lot:
445
Sold for:
$2,214$1,800

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 3121M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
August 12, 2018 10:00AM

Description:

Joseph Whiting Stock (Massachusetts, 1815-1855)

Portrait of a Woman in Black
Unsigned.
Oil on canvas, 30 x 25 in., in an ogee molded giltwood frame.
Condition: Relined; scattered spots, lines, and small areas of retouch, including to face, neck, and hands.

Provenance: From the auction of a dealer's collection in Woodstock, Vermont; to Winifred Harding; to Gerald W. Moory of Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts; Auction, Sotheby's Parke Bernet, June 21, 1979, Lot 200.

Literature: Exhibition catalog Joseph Whiting Stock, Smith College Museum of Art, February 4, 1977, #36, p. 40; Jacqueline Oak, "American Folk Portraits in the Collection of Sybil B. and Arthur B. Kern," The Magazine Antiques, September 1982, p. 567; exhibition catalog A Useful Trade: 19th Century Itinerant Portrait Artists, p. 17.

Exhibitions: Joseph Whiting Stock, Smith College Museum of Art, February 4-March 20, 1977; Reflections of 19th Century America: Folk Art from the Collection of Sybil B. and Arthur B. Kern, Museum of Our National Heritage, Lexington, Massachusetts, September 19, 1979-June 15, 1980; A Useful Trade: 19th Century Itinerant Portrait Artists, Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, Brattleboro, Vermont, October 25-November 25, 1984 and Holyoke Museum, Holyoke, Massachusetts, December 5, 1984-January 30, 1985.
The Arthur & Sybil Kern Collection of American Folk Art
Estimate $2,000-3,000


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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