Everett Shinn (American, 1876-1953)
Leda and the Swan
Inscribed, signed, and dated "To Stewart Walker/from/Everett Shinn/1910" l.l., titled and identified on a presentation plaque and on a label from Wildenstein & Co., Inc., New York, affixed to the backing.
Red and white conté on paper, sight size 14 1/2 x 15 in. (36.8 x 38.1 cm), framed.
Condition: Scattered minor areas of mold or similar, not examined out of frame.
Provenance: The collection of Irving Mitchell Felt, New York (the former president of the current Madison Square Garden), then descended within the family.
Framed dimensions are 25 x 25 1/2 x 1 3/4 in.
The corner of the mat was opened to check on the support which is paper mounted to heavy paperboard which is acidic, perhaps an early kind of illustration board. The work is toned. Scattered mold spots, the largest one measuring 3/16 inch diameter. Please see condition photos. The work is affixed to the back mat, which appears to be rag, but we did not get a complete view.
Items may have wear and tear, imperfections, or the effects of aging. Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.