02-01-2013 02-01-2013
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2635B Boston
February 1, 2013 12:00PMCalender

Attributed to Eastman Johnson (American, 1824-1906) Study for The Cranberry Harvest

Auction: American & European Works of Art - 2635B Location: Boston Date / Time: February 01, 2013 12:00PM


Attributed to Eastman Johnson (American, 1824-1906)

Study for The Cranberry Harvest
Oil on canvas, 5 1/2 x 8 3/4 in. (14.0 x 22.3 cm), framed in a liner.
Condition: Lined on aluminum, tack holes to corners.

N.B. Correspondence concerning the work is included with the lot. In a letter dated November 9, 1983, Dr. Patricia Hills attributed the work to Eastman Johnson, describing it as "...most likely one of the many studies he made on Nantucket before his large finished work of 1880 called 'The Cranberry Harvest.'" There is also an appraisal from James St.L. O'Toole, New York, from 1973.
Estimate $1,200-1,800

The tacking edges were removed and the canvas was adhered with wax to an aluminum support and then backed with a second canvas. There are several dots of old retouch to the sky. The work might benfit from cleaning.

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Patricia Hills