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Watercolor "Bowker" Family Record

Auction:
3222B
Lot:
99
Sold for:
$308$250

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 3222B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
March 02, 2019 10:00AM

Description:

Watercolor "Bowker" Family Record, Boston, Massachusetts, early to mid-19th century, composed as a geometric arrangement evoking a classical facade in blue, yellow, black, and salmon, inscribed in pen with family names, births, marriages, and deaths, further decorated with urns and a checkered floor at lower edge, (repairs and losses to paper), 23 1/4 x 17 1/4 in., in a molded gilt frame.
Provenance: The Arthur & Sybil Kern Collection of American Folk Art.
Estimate $300-500

Minor overall toning, There are two two-inch tears in the upper edge extending into the triangular devices in the upper corners and some very minor losses along the edges. Top of sheet is attached to mat board by hinges. Frame has wear and associated loss to gilding.


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Keywords

Sybil Kern, Elementary geometry, Inscribed figure

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