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Description: oil on canvas

Condition Report: Oil on canvas. Canvas is not lined (a piece of protective cardboard sits behind the canvas and inside the stretcher). SURFACE: in generally good condition, although dirty; some abrasion at extreme edges with small spots of paint loss from frame rubbing; thick, uneven, old varnish; work is thinly painted in a few areas so that dark ground shows through (most evident in sky)--seems intentional. UNDER UV: A few dots of inpainting in the sky and a few areas of strengthening on the figures in the foreground.
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.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

Provenance: Friends of American Art Collection (purchased directly from the artist, 1923)
Acquired as a gift from the above, 1923

Dimensions: 24 3/4 by 30 inches

Exhibited: Milwaukee Art Institute, Exhibition of Forty Paintings, 1925, no. 29
San Francisco, California Palace of the Legion of Honor, Exhibition of Paintings:   Collection of the Friends of American Art Lent by the Art Institute of Chicago, 1926, no. 18
Minneapolis Institute of Art, Selection of American Paintings Purchased by the Friends of American Art and presented to the Art Institute of Chicago, 1926
Art Institute of Chicago, A Century of Progress:  Exhibition of Paintings and Sculpture, 1933, no. 610
Art Institute of Chicago, A Century of Progress:  Exhibition of Paintings and Sculpture, 1934, no. 642
Chicago, Garfield Park Art Galleries, Exhibition of Greek Sculpture and American Paintings, 1935-36, no. 14
Champaign, University of Illinois, Architectural Building Gallery, American Paintings from the Permanent Collection of the Art Institute of Chicago, 1939
Pittsburgh, Carnegie Institute, Survey of American Painting, 1940, no. 186
New York, Whitney Museum of American Art, Jerome Myers: Memorial Exhibition, 1941, no. 16
Richmond, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, A Memorial Exhibition of the Works of Jerome Myers, Virginia-born Master, 1942, no. 2, plate 3, illustrated 
South Bend Art Association, American Painting:  In the Manner of the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries, 1948, no. 43
New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 75th Anniversary Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture by 75 Artists Associated with the Art Students League of New York, 1951, p. 22, illustrated
University of Chicago, Renaissance Society, Paintings by 11 American Pioneers of the 20th Century, 1955

Literature: Art Institute of Chicago, A Guide to the Paintings in the Permanent Collection, 1925, no. 481, p. 147
Art Institute of Chicago, A Guide to the Paintings in the Permanent Collection, 1932, p. 165
Art Institute of Chicago, Paintings in the Art Institute of Chicago:  A Catalogue of the Picture Collection, 1961, p. 342

Medium: oil on canvas

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