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Walter Clark (American, 1848-1917) House on the Water's Edge

Auction:
3029B
Lot:
261
Sold for:
$1,353$1,100

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Auction:
American & European Works of Art - 3029B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
September 27, 2017 4:00PM

Description:

Walter Clark (American, 1848-1917)

House on the Water's Edge
Signed "Walter Clark" l.l.
Oil on canvas, 20 x 24 in. (50.8 x 61.0 cm), framed.
Condition: Lined, retouch, craquelure, flaking with paint loss u.l., abrasion with paint loss c.r., surface grime.
Estimate $800-1,200

Framed dimensions: 28 1/4 x 32 1/4 in.

Scattered dots of retouch to the foreground and middleground. Broader strokes of thin retouch to the sky in the upper left corner and along the top edge. Paint losses measuring 1/8 inch diameter each to center right on the shore and in the sky in the upper left corner, with a small area of flaking just below it along the upper left edge. Craquelure overall, with drying cracks visible in the sky.


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.

Keywords

Walter Clark, Abrasion, Conservation and restoration of paintings, Craquelure, Pottery, Retouch

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