Lot 76: CHESTER HARDING | Mr. and Mrs. George Hallett (Eliza Gordon): A Pair of Paintings

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October 20, 2016, 2:00 PM EST
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Description: each, oil on panel
Dimensions: each: 28 by 22 1/2 inches
Medium: each, oil on panel
Condition Report: Each, oil on panel (Mrs. Hallett's panel is slightly bowed) SURFACE (of each): in good condition, generally; a few minor spots of dirt (probably house paint); abrasions along edges from frame; paint surfaces are slightly abraded (probably from previous restoration); a retouch under Mr. Hallett's left eye. The works are in matching frames, probably period, but not necessarily original. UNDER UV: Mr. Hallett: Spots of inpainting scattered, a line of strengthening at the mouth, and inpainting along edges to address frame abrasion. Mrs. Hallet: a few scattered dots of inpainting and a even varnish which fluoresces green.
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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Exhibited: Art Institute of Chicago, A Century of Progress: Exhibition of Paintings and Sculpture,  1933, nos. 417 & 418
Art Institute of Chicago, A Century of Progress: Exhibition of Paintings and Sculpture, 1934, nos. 371 & 372
Literature: Art Institute of Chicago, A Guide to the Paintings in the Permanent Collection, 1925, nos. 517 & 518, p. 138
R.M.F., “A Pioneer Portrait Painter,” Bulletin of the Art Institute of Chicago 21, 1927, pp. 40-41, illustrated
Art Institute of Chicago, A Guide to the Paintings in the Permanent Collection, 1932, p. 155
Provenance: George and Eliza Gordon Hallett, Boston 
Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Franklin Wing, Boston (bequeathed from the above)
Vose Gallery, Boston, 1914 (acquired from the above)
Acquired from the above with funds from the Samuel P. Avery Fund, 1915
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