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Lillian Mathilde Genth (American, 1876-1953) La Novia del Torero (Bullfighter and Sweetheart)

Auction:
2704B
Lot:
578
Sold for:
$1,353$1,100

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Auction:
American & European Works of Art - 2704B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
February 07, 2014 4:00PM

Description:

Lillian Mathilde Genth (American, 1876-1953)

La Novia del Torero (Bullfighter and Sweetheart)
Signed "L Genth" l.r., titled on the stretcher, identified on labels from the
New York World's Fair of 1939 on the stretcher and from Lillian Mathilde Genth: A Retrospective affixed to the frame.
Oil on canvas, 45 x 39 in. (114.3 x 99.3 cm), framed.
Condition: Retouch, surface grime.

Literature: Hickory Museum of Art, Lillian Mathilde Genth, 1876-1953 (Hickory, North Carolina: Hickory Museum of Art, 1990), p. 36, illus. p. 25.

Exhibitions: Exhibition of Contemporary American Art, New York World's Fair, 1939; Lillian Mathilde Genth: A Retrospective, Hickory Museum of Art, Hickory, North Carolina, March 17-May 27, 1990; St. John's Museum of Art, Wilmington, North Carolina, June 8-August 26, 1990, and Fine Arts Center at Cheekwood, Nashville, Tennessee, October 21-December 30, 1990.


Estimate $1,000-1,500

The retouch is scattered strokes and dashes. The work might benefit from cleaning.

Also inscribed "Bullfighter + Sweetheart" on the stretcher. With a partial gummed label from "..dio Guild, Inc." typed with the title and artist's name affixed to the stretcher.


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.

Keywords

Lillian Mathilde Genth, Hickory Museum of Art, New York World, Hickory, Nashville, Wilmington, St. John's Museum of Art, Fine Arts Center, Tennessee, Guild Inc.

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