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

Harrison Cady (American, 1877-1970) The Wounded Whale

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


Harrison Cady (American, 1877-1970)

The Wounded Whale
Signed "HARRISON CADY" l.l., titled on a fragmentary inscription formerly attached to the frame backing paper.
Oil on Masonite, 25 x 30 in. (63.5 x 76.5 cm), framed.
Condition: Small abrasion to l.l. quadrant, scattered minor surface imperfections or accretions, minor surface grime.

Provenance: Private Massachusetts collection.

N.B. An artist and illustrator, most notably for children's books, Harrison Cady spent his summers in Rockport and was a founding member of the Rockport Art Association in 1921. The distinctive round building Cady used as his summer studio sits on Atlantic Avenue, and offered a bird's-eye view of the harbor that Cady depicts in this scene.
Estimate $5,000-7,000

Framed dimensions are 29 1/4 x 34 x 1 1/4 in.
Label from Newbury Galleries, Boston, on the frame backing paper.
Work in inscribed "27 W 67" and "A" in white chalk on the reverse.
Staining to the reverse of the Masonite.

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Harrison Cady, Rockport