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Theodore Earl Butler (American, 1861-1936) Train at Giverny

Auction:
2750B
Lot:
535
Sold for:
$10,455$8,500

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Auction:
American & European Works of Art - 2750B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
September 19, 2014 4:00PM

Description:

Theodore Earl Butler (American, 1861-1936)

Train at Giverny
Signed and dated "T.E. Butler '04" l.l.
Oil on paperboard, 10 1/2 x 14 3/4 in. (26.8 x 37.7 cm), framed.
Condition: Minor frame abrasion with losses at top edge on left.

N.B. We would like to that Patrick Bertrand for his assistance cataloging this lot. The painting will be included in the Theodore Butler catalogue raisonné.

According to Bertrand, Theodore Butler created a series of Impressionist paintings of the train en route from Vernon to Giverny. In a 1904 letter to his friend and fellow artist Philip Leslie Hale, Butler wrote, "I am now painting the eight o'clock train, likewise the ten o'clock train as well as the trains at three and four o'clock in the afternoon - in fact am quite a rail-road King."

Estimate $8,000-12,000

Frame stamped Hackman Frames, Columbus, Ohio. There are no other issues to report.


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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Theodore Earl Butler, Butler, Patrick Bertrand, Philip Leslie Hale, friend and fellow artist, Ohio, Columbus

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