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Orson Byron Lowell (American, 1871-1956) An American in Italy

Auction:
3180T
Lot:
1062
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$308$250

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Auction:
Discovery - 3180T
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
November 19, 2018 10:00AM

Description:

Orson Byron Lowell (American, 1871-1956)

An American in Italy. Signed "Orson Lowell" l.l., inscribed and signed "For Miss Webster/this little Jerry Junior sketch/Orson Lowell" l.r. Pen and ink on paper, sight size 21 x 21 in., framed. Condition: Sheet is pieced horizontally 5 in. up from the lower edge, staining, toning, handling creases, not examined out of frame.

N.B. The label affixed to the back of the frame describes the figures as Miss Constance Wilder of Villa Rosa and "a roguish man," an illustration from Jerry Junior by Jean Webster, which chronicles a wealthy American socialite's travels through Europe. It dates the drawing to 1906. The book was originally published in 1907, then reprinted in 1909 and 1920.
Provenance: The collection of Frederic and Jean Sharf.
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

Constance Wilder, Frederic Sharf, Orson Byron Lowell, Jean Sharf, Italy, Jean Webster, Geography of Massachusetts, Jerry Junior, Lowell, Massachusetts, Moving frame

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