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Watercolor of a Mother and Children at a Jail

Auction:
3158T
Lot:
1037
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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 3158T
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
October 25, 2018 12:00PM

Description:

Watercolor of a Mother and Children at a Jail, attributed to Miss Patten's School, early 19th century, depicting a woman with two small children extending a hand to a shoeless child, brick building and church in the background, in an oval, molded, gilt-gesso frame, ht. 11 1/2, wd. 9 1/2 in. (sight).

Provenance: Sotheby Parke Bernet, February 2, 1979, Lot 74; Gail Gitlen, Spencertown, New York, March 10, 1979.

Note: Watercolor based upon the mezzotint Charity, published by P. Stampa, London, 1802.
Provenance: The Arthur & Sybil Kern Collection of American Folk Art.
Estimate $400-600


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

Gail Gitlen, Sybil Kern, Patten, London, Spencertown, Baseball, Mayfair, Shoeless Joe Jackson, Upper East Side

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