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2024 Winter Fine Art, Antiques & Jewelry (Day 2)

Sun, Jan 28, 2024 01:00PM EST
Lot 871

19th C. Portrait of Mr. Grant of Niagara Falls, New York, Aesthetic Frame

Estimate: $700 - $800

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American School, circa 1870 full length portrait of a gentleman identified as C.G. or C.C. Grant of Niagara Falls, New York. The middle aged subject is depicted holding a large partially rolled up document, and standing beside a table with his hat laying sideways, and a large book propped beside the table. Possible artist initials painted inside the hat, "OS." Housed in the original ornate Aesthetic Movement giltwood frame with multi-motif moldings. Note: the painting was purchased with an oral history that the subject was C.G. or C.C. Grant of Niagara Falls, New York. Sight - 27 1/2"H x 19 1/2"W. Frame - 36"h x 29"W.

Condition

Two repaired tears about 1" and 1/2" lower center near subject's foot. Small scratch near subject's lower pant leg. Some scattered fine craquelure throughout, overall good condition. Frame appears original and has some wear (especially to sides) and scattered losses up to 2"L (some areas of loss have been painted over, largest area in upper left corner). 1965 cleaning note en verso of canvas.

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