Ernest Lawson (American, 1873-1939)
Signed "E. Lawson" l.l., identified on a label from Chapellier Galleries, New York, affixed to the back of the frame.
Oil on canvas, 20 x 24 in. (50.5 x 60.5 cm), framed.
Condition: Craquelure, minor surface grime, reverse with an unsigned painting of an nightime outdoor political rally.
Provenance: The estate of Richard Mellon Scaife, Pennsylvania. The proceeds from the sale of this lot will benefit a Pennsylvania art institution.
N.B. When the painting was examined during cataloging, it was found to have another composition on the back of the canvas. Different in subject and style from any known work by Ernest Lawson, the composition has been deemed to be by a different artist, and it is assumed Lawson simply reused the canvas for his own work.
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