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Lester F. Johnson (American, 1919-2010) Family Portrait

Auction:
3203B
Lot:
436
Sold for:
$923$750

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Auction:
American & European Works of Art - 3203B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
January 25, 2019 10:00AM

Description:

Lester F. Johnson (American, 1919-2010)

Family Portrait
Signed "Lester" l.l.
Oil on canvas, 49 3/4 x 43 3/4 in. (126.4 x 111.1 cm), framed.
Condition: Craquelure, surface grime, loss u.l., surface bloom along left side.

Provenance: The collection of Guy and Marie-Hélène Weill through Christie's, Sale 13615, Lot 14, July 2016.
Estimate $1,500-2,500

Loss to upper right quadrant measuring 3/4 x 1/2 inch. Mold or similar along left side in an area about 37 x 12 inches. Prominent craquelure across the top 1/3 of the canvas and down the left side. Less prominent craquelure on lower right quadrant.


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

Lester F. Johnson, Conservation and restoration of paintings, Craquelure, Pottery

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