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Joseph Urbain Melin (French, 1811-1886) Hounds in Full Cry

Auction:
2459
Lot:
23
Sold for:
$2,963$2,500

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Auction:
American & European Works of Art - 2459
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
May 15, 2009 4:00PM

Description:

Joseph Urbain Melin (French, 1811-1886)

Hounds in Full Cry
Signed and dated "J. Melin 1872" l.l., identified on a label from the
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, affixed to the stretcher.
Oil on canvas, 15 1/4 x 21 in. (38.7 x 53.2 cm), framed.
Condition: Lined, scattered retouch, fine scattered craquelure.

Provenance: Descended within the family George Harold Edgell, 1887-1954. Edgell was an architectural historian and a professor of fine arts at Harvard University. In 1934 he became a curator of paintings at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and assumed the directorship the following year.
Estimate $3,000-5,000

Keywords

George Harold Edgell, Joseph Urbain Melin, architectural historian and a professor, architectural historian and a professor of fine arts, professor of fine arts, Harvard University, curator, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

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