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Ellen Day Hale (American, 1855-1940) The Sisters

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2779B
Lot:
494
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Auction:
American & European Works of Art - 2779B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
January 23, 2015 4:00PM

Description:

Ellen Day Hale (American, 1855-1940)

The Sisters
. Signed "E Day Hale" u.l. Oil on canvas, 39 x 25 in., unframed. Condition: Scattered abrasions, paint losses, surface grime.

Provenance: Descended indirectly within a Boston family to the current owner.
Estimate $1,500-2,000

Possible portrait of the artist's sister-in-law Ellen Galvin Hale.

Under UV light, the signature appears to be reinforced or possibly added. Paint losses at u.c. just above the head of the girl in yellow, about 6 losses in all, measuring between 1/8 and 1/4 inch in diameter. Other small losses and an area of craquelure with lifting in the upper half of the dark stripe on the far right side of the curtain in the background. Stretcher bar mark across the top of the canvas.


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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Ellen Day Hale, Ellen Galvin Hale

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