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Summer Fine Art & Antiques Auction - Day 2

Sun, Jul 9, 2023 01:00PM EDT
Lot 831

Mary Klar, Small O/B of Conway, Mass., plus Farm Landscape

Estimate: $400 - $450

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1st item: Mary Shepard Klar (American, b. 1882-1944) oil on board landscape painting, titled "Conway, Massachusetts, The Old House by the Road" depicting a farmhouse and barn along a partially shaded country road. Titled and signed on label, en verso. Housed in a molded giltwood frame. Sight: 8" H x 10" W. Frame: 10 1/2" H x 12 1/2" W. Biography: Brooklyn-born artist Mary Shepard studied art at the Pratt Institute. She married fellow artist and teacher Walter Hughes Klar, and they settled in his native Massachusetts. Mrs. Klar was a member of the Springfield Art League and the Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts in Hartford and was known for her regional landscape paintings. 2nd item: 20th-century oil on board landscape depicting a farm in a lush green setting amid rolling hills, with a village in the distance. Illegibly signed lower right, "E.W---". House in a later molded giltwood frame. Sight: 16" H x 12" W. Frame: 19 1/2" H x 15 1/2" W.


1st item: Two tiny flakes to red building at left edge of the painting; some light grime. Frame has several areas of staining. 2nd item: A couple of small (1/4") flakes to sky area; small area of craquelure/tenting to upper right corner, otherwise good condition.

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