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Eric Sloane (American, 1905-1985) Sequence of a Thermal Thunderhead...from Cumulus to Cumulo-nimbus

Auction:
2728B
Lot:
482
Sold for:
$4,305$3,500

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Auction:
American & European Works of Art - 2728B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
May 16, 2014 4:00PM

Description:

Eric Sloane (American, 1905-1985)

Sequence of a Thermal Thunderhead...from Cumulus to Cumulo-nimbus
Both signed "Eric Sloane" and numbered within the image, both titled in ink on the
backing board beneath the lower drawing.
Drawing #1 signed u.r., sheet size 7 3/8 x 12 in. (18.8 x 30.5 cm); Drawing #2 signed l.l., sheet size 9 1/8 x 12 1/4 in. (23.2 x 31.2 cm).
Both charcoal and pastel on gray paper, in a common frame.
Condition: Subtle rippling, not examined out of frame.

N.B. Eric Sloane is noted for his ability to paint clouds and skies and for his interest in meteorology. This pair of drawings is part of a series of four drawings illustrating the sequence of a thermal thunderhead cloud that appears in his book, For Spacious Skies, A Meteorological Sketchbook of American Weather, published by Thomas Y. Crowell, New York, in 1978.
Estimate $1,200-1,800


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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Eric Sloane, B. Eric Sloane, Thomas Y. Crowell, Sloane

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