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Lot 348

Everett Shinn Watercolor Painting, Southern Landscape

Estimate: $600 - $700

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Everett Shinn (New York/Pennsylvania, 1876-1953) watercolor and pencil painting on paper, Southern landscape titled at lower edge in pencil: "Memory sketch from a train to Florida" (note label en verso states the title as "Georgian Shack from a Train to Florida"). The painting, possibly a study for a larger work, depicts a run-down shack or cabin with palm tree at one side and sugar kettle at the other. Passing in front are multiple ghostly, pencil-drawn figures, including an adult and child. Painting is unsigned. James Graham & Sons, Madison Ave. New York gallery label en verso states the artist is Everett Shinn and the painting is from the estate of Everett Shinn, no. 15769. Second label en verso for Columbus Gallery of Fine Arts 67/52 and red inscription "J. Graham Sons 1995." Matted and framed under glass in a stained hardwood frame with gilt rabbet edge. Sight: 4 3/8" H x 6 1/2" W. Frame: 10" H x 14" W. Biography: Everett Shinn was a member of the Ashcan School, an American social realist painter who focused on lower class urban themes. He was born in New Jersey, and attended the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts as a student of Thomas Anshutz. He then worked as a staff artist for the Philadelphia Press with George Luks, William Glackens, and John Sloan. Based in New York, he traveled extensively and also did theater and film work. In 1949, he was elected an academician of the National Academy.

Condition

Overall excellent condition with very light toning.

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Private Nashville Collection, ex-collection of Anne and Charles Wells, purchased from Case's 2017 auction of the Wells living estate, lot 145.