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Skinner Auctions Boston MA
3338B Boston
January 23, 2020 6:00PMCalender

Samuel Lancaster Gerry (American, 1813-1891) The Ride of Paul Revere

Auction: American & European Works of Art - 3338B Location: Boston Date / Time: January 24, 2020 12:00PM


Samuel Lancaster Gerry (American, 1813-1891)

The Ride of Paul Revere
Signed "S L Gerry." l.r., inscribed by a later hand with alternative title "Midnight Ride of Paul Revere" on the frame.
Oil on canvas, 27 x 22 in. (68.6 x 55.9 cm), framed.
Condition: Lined onto a new stretcher, small loss to c.l. edge, minor retouch, craquelure.
Estimate $800-1,200

The lining is relatively new and is adhered with glue or resin. There is retouch to the sky, and to a tear or repair near the upper right corner, as well as to a puncture just under 2 inches in diameter at the base of the falls lower right. The varnish, though recently cleaned, is thick and inconsistent, and the area around the signature was left untouched.

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Paul Revere, Samuel Lancaster Gerry