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Lot 89: Hugh Bolton Jones American, 1848-1927 Summer Day with Stream in South Egremont (Mass.)
01 November 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Hugh Bolton Jones
Summer Day with Stream in South Egremont (Mass.)
Oil on canvas
27 x 33 inches
Dr. Arthur and Mrs. Kathleen S. Chace, New York
Thence by descent in the family to the current owner.
Hugh Bolton Jones was a cousin of Mrs. Kathleen S. Chace (nee Kathleen Stirling Fletcher); both were raised in Maryland and eventually settled in New York. Ultimately, Jones divided his time between New York City and a summer cottage in South Egremont, MA, where the present work, as well as many others, were painted.
Wax lining, stretchers not original. Light surface grime and slightly yellowed varnish; would benefit from a cleaning. Very little evidence of inpaint under UV exam aside from two small 1/2 inch wide strokes of inpaint in the sky and a few additional minuscule touches. No inpaint apparent in the main body of the composition. Slight frame rubbing at upper edge.
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