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Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
3248B Boston
May 10, 2019 10:00 AMCalender

Martin Johnson Heade (American, 1819-1904) Pink Roses in a Fragile Vase

Auction: American & European Works of Art - 3248B Location: Boston Date / Time: May 10, 2019 10:00AM


Martin Johnson Heade (American, 1819-1904)

Pink Roses in a Fragile Vase
Signed "M.J. Heade" l.l.
Oil on canvas, 15 1/4 x 12 1/2 in. (39.0 x 32.0 cm), framed.
Condition: Two small areas of retouch corresponding to small patch reinforcements on the reverse, other very minor retouch to fill craquelure, stable craquelure.

N.B. The painting has been examined in person by Dr. Theodore E. Stebbins Jr. Dr. Stebbins will include the painting in the next edition of the Heade catalogue raisonné, and his letter confirming its authenticity accompanies the lot. Dr. Stebbins dates this work to between 1860 and 1862, during Heade's first years in New York. It is among Heade's earliest floral compositions, highly original works which are characterized by large blossoms displayed in fragile vases. In this case the artist sets the vase on an unusual marble tabletop, rather than the more typical wood table.
Estimate $30,000-50,000

Treatment report from Yost Conservation, LLC, accompanies the lot.

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Theodore E. Stebbins Jr.