Fairfield Porter (American, 1907-1975)
Unsigned, identified on an unattributed typewritten label affixed to the reverse, inscribed and titled "L739..." on the reverse, additionally inscribed "Maine - Sketch/Fairfield Porter" on the reverse, dated to 1970 in the catalogue raisonné (see below).
Oil on canvasboard, 6 1/2 x 9 1/2 in. (16.5 x 24.0 cm), framed.
Condition: Scattered retouch.
Provenance: Ruth Gwendolyn Hunt-Raymond; David Hunt Raymond; Barridoff Galleries, Lot 164, July 31, 2002; through to the current private collection, Massachusetts.
Literature: Joan Ludman, Fairfield Porter: A Catalogue Raisonné of the Paintings, Watercolors, and Pastels (New York: Hudson Hills Press, 2001), cat. no. L739, p. 265 (illustrated).
The largest areas of retouch lie at lower center and upper left.
When the painting was removed from its frame, we were able to see a small
tack hole at the lower center edge and a small nick at the upper center edge, presumably where another tack once held the canvasboard in place when the artist was working.
No additional condition issues to report.
Frame dimensions: 11 x 14 x 1 1/4 in.
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