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01 November 2016, 11:00 EST
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Lot 89: Hugh Bolton Jones American, 1848-1927 Summer Day with Stream in South Egremont (Mass.)(53 views)
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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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