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Skinner Auctions Boston MA
3248B Boston
May 10, 2019 10:00AMCalender

Grant Wood (American, 1891-1942) Two Still Lifes: Tame Flowers

Auction: American & European Works of Art - 3248B Location: Boston Date / Time: May 10, 2019 10:00AM


Grant Wood (American, 1891-1942)

Two Still Lifes: Tame Flowers and Wild Flowers, 1938, editions of 250, published by Associated American Artists, New York (Czestochowski, W9 & W11). Both signed "Grant Wood" in pencil l.r. and identified on a label from AAA affixed to the backing paper. Lithographs with hand-coloring on paper, image sizes approximately 6 3/4 x 10 in. (17.0 x 25.4 cm), framed.
Condition: Gentle toning (slightly more so to Wild Flowers, also with gentle fading), not examined out of frames.

N.B. Grant Wood mapped out the coloring for these works, but it was executed by his sister Nan (the model for the wife in American Gothic) and Nan's husband Edward Graham.
Estimate $1,500-2,000

Both have been removed from their frames, however their facing mats are glued to the backing mats. It is not possible to safely pull them apart, nor can we tell whether the glue effects the sheets. We can tell that the majority of the sheets are not glued down. Both works have pale mat burn, and pale toning (the latter is more prevalent to Wild Flowers), including areas where old tape of hinges to the versos may actually protected the sheets.

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Edward Graham, Nan