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Oregon, Anonymous Artist, Oil on Canvas, 19th century.

Auction:
2950B
Lot:
489
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$3,998$3,250

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 2950B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
October 30, 2016 11:00AM

Description:

Oregon, Anonymous Artist, Oil on Canvas, 19th century. Primitive painting, depicting life in the foothills above Portland, Oregon, at the time of its early settlement; showing a two-story home (or inn) on a wide dirt road, with a mounted rider leading a draught horse, and several pedestrians. The setting is a point called "The Clearing" in maps circa 1850, straddling the Willamette River, with the early buildings that established Portland visible down below; with Mount Hood and the Cascade Range in the background. Titled and dated on Kennedy Galleries labels on the back, from the collection of Edward Eberstadt & Sons; expertly conserved, relined, short tear in sky neatly repaired and inpainted, period-style frame, 18 x 24 in.
Provenance: The Estate of David Spinney.
Estimate $2,000-2,500


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Keywords

David Spinney, Geography of the United States, Oregon, Oregon wine, Portland, Portland, Oregon, Steamboats of the Willamette River, Willamette, Willamette River

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