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American School, 19th Century The Hunt.

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2698B
Lot:
599
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European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2698B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
January 11, 2014 10:00AM

Description:

American School, 19th Century

The Hunt. Unsigned. Mixed media/oil on canvas with applied feathers, 16 x 24 1/2 in., in a later painted gesso frame. Condition: Light creases from stretchers, several small loose feather elements.

Provenance: Reportedly the estate of Morton Freeman Plant (1852-1918). Plant was a financier, vice president of railroad lines in the South, what was known as the Plant System, was owner of the Plant steamship lines founded by his father, and the Shore Line Electric Co., one of the largest single trolley systems in the United States, and owner of a number of hotels and summer resorts. He also served in various capacities in several businesses and trusts. The painting may possibly have been in Plant's estate sale at auction, and the male figure in foreground is thought to be Plant himself.
Estimate $600-800


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

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American School, Mixed media/oil, Morton Freeman Plant, Plant System, Shore Line Electric Co., United States, trolley systems, financier , vice president of railroad lines

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