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Skinner Auctions Marlborough MA
3390B Marlborough
May 31, 2020 12:00 PMCalender

John Ruskin (British, 1819-1900) Sens

Auction: American & European Works of Art - 3390B Location: Marlborough Date / Time: May 31, 2020 12:00PM


John Ruskin (British, 1819-1900)

Titled and signed "Sens/JRuskin" l.r., dated and titled "April 14./Sens. April 14, 1846" l.l., identified and alternatively titled "...Sens Cathedral, Before Restoration" on a label from Davis & Langdale Company, Inc., New York, affixed to the backing.
Ink and gouache on paper, 10 3/4 x 10 1/4 in. (27.3 x 26.0 cm), framed.
Condition: Toned, floated in frame, not examined out of frame.

Provenance: The Stebbins family collection, Massachusetts, purchased at Christie's, London, year unspecified.
Estimate $600-800

Sheet is a heavy wove paper, evenly toned. There is a soft, nearly-vertical crease 3 inches in from the left edge (difficult to see without raking light). There is a tiny crimp to the corner lower right. The work is affixed to a mat at the two left-hand corners on verso. Glue/residue along all edges to verso.

Frame is 18 x 17 1/4 x 1 in.

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Davis & Langdale Company Inc., Sens. April, Stebbins, London