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

Leslie Prince Thompson (American, 1880-1963) Portrait of Miss A

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


Leslie Prince Thompson (American, 1880-1963)

Portrait of Miss A
Signed and dated "Leslie P. Thompson 1922" l.r., titled on the stretcher, identified on a label from Grand Central Art Galleries, New York, and with labels from Gallery at Four India, Nantucket, and Pierce Galleries, Inc., Hingham, Massachusetts, all affixed to the frame backing.
Oil on canvas, 40 x 32 in. (101.6 x 81.3 cm), in a dated Thulin frame.
Condition: Subtle surface grime, craquelure.

Provenance: The artist; descended through the family of the artist to William Thompson, Marshfield, Massachusetts; J. Hagan; a private collection, Massachusetts; The Gallery at Four India Street, Nantucket, Massachusetts; a private collection.

Literature: The Biennial Exhibition Records of the Corcoran Gallery of Art, 1907-1967; The Annual Exhibition Records of the P.A.F.A., vol. III.

Exhibitions: Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, 1922, no. 374; Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1930, no. 201; Grand Central Art Galleries, New York, c. 1924, no. A3488; National Academy of Design, New York, 1922; Guild of Boston Artists, 1939.
Estimate $10,000-15,000

Framed dimensions are 37 x 45 x 2 in. Signed and dated: Thulin,1921.

Stenciled "EX: P.A.F.A." in black on the stretcher. Also with shadows/evidence of old exhibition labels now missing on the stretcher

Very minor pinpoint dots of retouch scattered in background. Stable craquelure primarily to the sides of the composition. Texture of canvas weave noticeable in raking light. Minor stretcher bar marks. Vertical staining to the reverse of the canvas.

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Pierce Galleries Inc., William Thompson, J. Hagan, Leslie P. Thompson, Hingham, Marshfield, Washington, DC, India