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Frederic Remington (American, 1861-1909) Pool among Rocks

Auction:
3293B
Lot:
301
Sold for:
$2,091$1,700

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Auction:
American & European Works of Art - 3293B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
September 27, 2019 12:00PM

Description:

Frederic Remington (American, 1861-1909)

Pool among Rocks
Signed "R..." l.r., inscribed "246. -/chapter ending/Hiawatha-" u.r., and "19643" on the reverse.
Ink on paper, 15 3/4 x 12 1/2 in. (40.0 x 31.7 cm), unframed.
Condition: Hinged to backing with white linen tape near upper corners on the reverse, toning, fox marks u.l., scattered minor spots of soiling, small accretions near lower edge, creases to corners, small tear l.r., adhesive residue (possibly from previous hinges) near corners on the reverse.

Provenance: By descent from the estate of the owner's uncle, Richard Mills, of Exeter, New Hampshire.

N.B. This work was examined by the Remington Examination Committee on March 12, 2019. The committee identified this work as a drawing that was intended to provide an illustration for Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's The Song of Hiawatha (1891). There are several landscapes in Hiawatha; however, this image does not appear to have been published. A copy of the examination form with the committee's professional opinion accompanies the lot.
Estimate $1,500-2,000

The toning is more pronounced near the edges. The paper bears a circular blindstamp on the reverse that reads "Extra Superfine Bristol Board ANC [within a shamrock] NY".


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