Description: oil on canvas
Dimensions: 10 1/8 by 18 1/8 inches
Medium: oil on canvas
Condition Report: Oil on canvas. Canvas is lined. SURFACE: in generally good condition; relining has compressed surface slightly, but good retention of texture, color and details (craquelure throughout, has been flattened and stabilized) Under UV: difficult to read through a heavy layer of varnish; there does appear to be a small repaint at upper right
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: Washington, D.C., Smithsonian Institution, National Collection of Fine Arts, American Landscape: A Changing Frontier, 1966, p. 5, illustrated (as Florida Sunset)
Literature: Theodore E. Stebbins, Jr., The Life and Works of Martin Johnson Heade, New Haven, Connecticut and London, 1975, no. 45, p. 220, illustrated
Theodore E. Stebbins, Jr., The Life and Work of Martin Johnson Heade: A Critical Analysis and Catalogue Raisonné, New Haven, Connecticut, 2000, no. 88, p. 220, illustrated
Provenance: Vose Galleries, Boston, Massachusetts, 1966
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Hirschl & Adler Galleries, New York, 1968 (as View of New York Harbor)
Private Collection (sold: Sotheby's, New York, December 1, 1988, lot 21)
Acquired from the above sale by present owner