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Grant Wood (American, 1891-1942) Family Doctor

Auction:
3140B
Lot:
45
Sold for:
$5,535$4,500

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Auction:
American & European Works of Art - 3140B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
September 21, 2018 10:00AM

Description:

Grant Wood (American, 1891-1942)

Family Doctor, 1941, edition of 300 (Czestochowski, 20). Signed "Grant Wood" in pencil l.r., titled in pencil l.l., information regarding the artist affixed to the backing. Lithograph on paper, image size 10 x 12 in. (25.4 x 30.4 cm), framed.
Condition: Gentle rippling, several tiny, pale fox marks, not examined out of frame.

N.B. This work is based on Wood's drawing of the hands of Dr. Andrew William Bennett of Iowa City. Ironically this print was completed just before Wood was admitted to the hospital on November 24th, 1941.
Estimate $3,000-5,000

Sheet measures 12 1/2 x 15 7/8 in. (31.6 x 40.1 cm) and is deckled along tio and bottom edges. Taped to window mat along top edge. Very gently light-struck. Subtle pinpoint fox marks in margin c.l. and l.c. and scattered on verso. Framed with glass. No additional issues to report.


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

Andrew William Bennett, Pencil, Visual arts, Writing implements, Iowa City

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