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

Louis Michel Eilshemius (American, 1864-1941) Sunburst

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


Louis Michel Eilshemius (American, 1864-1941)

Signed and dated "Elshemus/1909" l.r., stamped "VALENTINE GALLERY/New York" on the reverse, identified on multiple exhibition labels (see below) affixed to the reverse.
Oil on board, 20 x 30 in. (49.8 x 76.3 cm), framed.
Condition: Minor paint loss at u.c. edge, possible minor old retouch to sky along the top edge.

Provenance: The estate of The Reverend Canon Carlson Gerdau, New York, sold to benefit St. Mark's School, Southborough, Massachusetts.

Exhibitions: The Art Institute of Chicago, American Paintings & Sculpture, Forty-eighth Annual Exhibition, 1939 (lent by Valentine Gallery); Exhibitions of Contemporary U.S. Paintings for Circulation in Latin America, 1941.

N.B. Notes from the consignor list this work as "Sunburst, Delaware Water Gap."
Estimate $1,200-1,800

There are strokes of retouch to the sky and to the lower left corner. Framed dimensions are 27 x 36 x 2 3/4 in.

Two business cards with annotations about conservation from Michael Alonzo, Official Conservator, New York Representative, Bennington (VT) Historical Museum and Art Gallery, affixed to the reverse. Cards inscribed, "Removal of varnish, Nourished, Retouching (minor), & Varnished (Acrylic resin) January 1961."

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Louis Michel Eilshemius, Southborough