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Andrew Fisher Bunner (American, 1841-1897) Fourteen Mile Island, Lake George

Auction:
2817B
Lot:
247
Sold for:
$3,998$3,250

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Auction:
American & European Works of Art - 2817B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
May 29, 2015 4:00PM

Description:

Andrew Fisher Bunner (American, 1841-1897)

Fourteen Mile Island, Lake George
Unsigned, identified on a presentation plaque.
Oil on canvas, 16 1/8 x 32 in. (41.0 x 81.2 cm), framed.
Condition: Lined, retouch, craquelure, surface grime.

Provenance: Christie's New York, June 1, 1984, Lot 25.
Estimate $1,500-2,000

The lining is adhered with wax. There are at least two campaigns of retouching. The more recent is dashes and strokes on the far shore and trees, and lines of craquelure. The older includes broad glazes as well as several areas of loss. These latter appear stable with the exception of small spots along the upper edge (at the line of the stretcher bar). There is scattered craquelure.

Label from Art Restoration Technical Institute, New York, on the frame cardboard backing. Also stamped "CHRISTIES/ P," numbered "C552 F," and with a sticker reading "HELEN LOT 25/ 6/1/84" all on the cardboard backing. Also marked "C552" directly on the reverse on top of the lining. Restoration includes retouch in sky and 1" area in hill u.l. and in trees.


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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Andrew Fisher Bunner, Fourteen Mile Island, Lake George, Art Restoration Technical Institute

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