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Samuel W. Griggs (American, 1827-1898) Sandwich Range from Jackson

Auction:
2930B
Lot:
252
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$923$750

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Auction:
American & European Works of Art - 2930B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
September 23, 2016 12:00PM

Description:

Samuel W. Griggs (American, 1827-1898)

Sandwich Range from Jackson
Signed and dated "SW. Griggs/77" l.r., titled on a handwritten card tucked in the
stretcher.
Oil on canvas, 25 3/4 x 17 7/8 in. (65.5 x 45.0 cm), framed.
Condition: Lined, retouch, fine craquelure, surface grime.

N.B. The lot is accompanied by an invoice from Riportella Studio dated June 9, 1966, detailing conservation undertaken on this work. A note added to the invoice indicates that the painting had been purchased from "Harry Damon" in September 1965, by Jeanie Hughes (signed as "J.E.H."), of Granite, New Hampshire.
Estimate $700-900

The original canvas was trimmed of its tacking edges, lined, and stretched on a new stretcher. Retouch primarily in the distant mountain landscape and sky and along the c.l. edge of the canvas, also some retouch to define the paneled door on the far right. Fine stable craquelure.


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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Samuel W. Griggs, Jeanie Hughes, Granite, Invoice

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