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Lot 67: ABBOTT HANDERSON THAYER | Study for "Harry Whiting, Nephew of the Artist"

American Art, Including the Collection of George S. Parker II from the Caxambas Foundation

by Sotheby's

20 October 2016

New York, NY, USA

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Description: oil on canvas

Condition Report: Oil on canvas. Canvas is not lined. SURFACE: in good condition, generally; a small scratch at upper center, scattered craquelure with stretcher marks; canvas is slightly slack; dirty varnish. UNDER UV: A dot of inpainting at upper right and a 2 inch line of inpainting at lower left.
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.
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Provenance: M. Knoedler & Co., New York, by 1923
Acquired from the above with funds from Friends of American Art, 1923

Dimensions: 26 by 20 inches

Exhibited: Art Institute of Chicago, A Century of Progress:  Exhibition of Paintings and Sculpture, 1933, no. 481
Chicago History Museum, 1934 (possibly)
New London, Connecticut, Lyman Allen Museum, Abbott H. Thayer 1849-1921, 1961, no. 19
Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Four Centuries of American Art, 1963-64

Literature: Art Institute of Chicago, A Guide to the Paintings in the Permanent Collection, 1932, p. 173
Art Institute of Chicago, Paintings in the Art Institute of Chicago:  A Catalogue of the Picture Collection, 1961, p. 447

Medium: oil on canvas

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