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2024 Summer Fine Art & Antiques (Day 2)

Sun, Jul 7, 2024 01:00PM EDT
Lot 1018

4 George Cress W/C Landscapes, Bermuda & European

Estimate: $300 - $400

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Four (4) George Ayers Cress (American/Tennessee, 1921-2008) black ink wash or watercolor landscape paintings on paper including depictions of Newquay, Cornwall, England; Salzburg, Austria; and Bermuda. 1st item: Wash and pencil rural Cornish landscape with rolling hills dotted with trees. Signed, dated, and titled in pencil "George Cress / 2000 / Newquay, Cornwall," lower right. Housed in a window mat. Sheet: 9" H x 11 1/2" W. Mat: 14 5/16" H x 16 1/2" W. 2nd item: Wash and pencil Alpine landscape with the city of Salzburg and several prominent churches. Signed, titled, and dated "George Cress / Salzburg 1-30-92" in pen, lower left, with additional pencil title and date. Sheet: 11" H x 13 7/8" W. 3rd-4th items: Two wash paintings depicting Bermuda beaches under cloudy skies, one on heavy watercolor paper and one on sketchbook paper. Both titled and dated in pencil "Bermuda / 12-97," lower right. Both unsigned. Sketchbook sheet: 9" H x 12" W. Watercolor paper sheet: 10" H x 15" W. All unframed and with museum accession numbers in pencil en verso. 


PROVENANCE: Property of the Hunter Museum of American Art.


1st item is affixed to foam core backing. With minor buckling to paper. 2nd item with old tape en verso. 3rd-4th items with minor buckling to painting on sketchbook paper. Otherwise all items in very good condition. 

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