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Sat, Jul 8, 2023 09:00AM EDT
Lot 385

Small Frank Craig O/B Painting, Letter from Home, 1901

Estimate: $400 - $500
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Small Frank Craig (United Kingdom/New York, 1874-1918) oil on board painting titled "Letter from Home" depicting a woman reading a letter leaning against a stone wall under verdant foliage, surrounded by rural Italian architectural details, including red shingled roofs, wine barrels, and cobblestone paths, with farmland visible in the background under a blue sky Signed and dated "Frank Craig / 1901" lower left. Housed in a contemporary giltwood fluted frame with a linen mat and gilt filet. Sight: 9 1/4" H x 13" W. Framed: 16 1/2" H x 20 1/2" W. Note: This work was purchased at Christie's, NY in 1991.

Condition

Painting has been mounted to a newer canvasboard. Flaking and losses to perimeter edge under frame. Some retouching to traction cracks, and light scattered areas of retouching throughout, visible under UV light inspection. Largest area 2" L to lower center.

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