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Lot 195: 2 WALLACE NUTTING WESTFIELD WATERS & GARDEN
23 October 2016
Mr. Pleasant, SC, USALive Auction
Description: 1- Circa 1915-25 Wallace Nutting hand-colored photo. Exterior tree-lined stream scene. Original mat, pen signature and title. Original mat, signature, and title. Original period frame. Measures 14x18x1". 2- Circa 1915-25 hand-colored photo. English thatch-roofed cottage scene. Original mat, signature & title. Measures 13x16x.75". Wt 5 pds 8 oz. Wallace Nutting was a U.S. minister, photographer, artist, and antiquarian, who is most famous for his landscape photos of New England. He also was an accomplished author, lecturer, furniture maker, antiques expert and collector. His atmospheric photographs helped spur the Colonial Revival style. Wallace Nutting graduated from high school in Augusta, Maine. He studied at Phillips Exeter Academy, Harvard University, Hartford Theological Seminary and Union Theological Seminary. He graduated from Harvard with the class of 1887. Nutting earned a Doctor of Divinity degree from Whitman College in 1893.He received an honorary doctor of Humanities from Washington and Jefferson College in 1938. Nutting authored several books about the scenic beauties of New England, the United Kingdom, and Ireland. In the peak of his business he employed about two-hundred colorists.
Condition Report: good