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Lot 67: ABBOTT HANDERSON THAYER | Study for "Harry Whiting, Nephew of the Artist"
20 October 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: oil on canvas
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.
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M. Knoedler & Co., New York, by 1923
Acquired from the above with funds from Friends of American Art, 1923
Dimensions: 26 by 20 inches
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
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