01-22-2021 01-23-2021
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Skinner Auctions Marlborough MA
3555B Marlborough
January 22, 2021 12:00 PMCalender

Fairfield Porter (American, 1907-1975) Skiff

Auction: American & European Works of Art - 3555B Location: Marlborough Date / Time: January 22, 2021 12:00PM


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).
Estimate $20,000-30,000

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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Fairfield Porter, David Hunt Raymond, Ruth Gwendolyn Hunt-Raymond, Joan Ludman