Lot 104
  • 104

Martin Johnson Heade

Estimate
50,000 - 70,000 USD
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Description

  • Martin Johnson Heade
  • South American Scene with a Cabin
  • oil on board, unframed
  • 12 by 15 1/4 inches
  • (30.5 by 38.7 cm)
  • Painted circa 1864-65.

Provenance

Joseph Bradley Heed, Lumberville, Pennsylvania (the artist's half-brother)
Charles Rittenhouse Heed, Gulph Mills, Pennsylvania (acquired from the above, his father)
Renee Heed Grant, Gulph Mills, Pennsylvania (acquired from the above, her father)
Chapellier Galleries, New York, by 1973
Warren Adams, New York
Bernard and S. Dean Levy, Inc., New York
Andrew Crispo Gallery, New York
Fundación Colección Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid, Spain (sold: Sotheby's, New York, May 31, 1984, lot 119, as Rio de Janeiro, South American Scene with Cabin)
Acquired from the above sale by the present owner

Exhibited

New York, Andrew Crispo Gallery, The Splendor of the 19th Century in America, 1981, no. 19

Literature

Theodore E. Stebbins, Jr., The Life and Works of Martin Johnson Heade, New Haven, 1975, p. 229, no. 90, illustrated
Theodore E. Stebbins, Jr., The Life and Work of Martin Johnson Heade: A Critical Analysis and Catalogue Raisonné, New Haven, 2000, p. 234, no. 131, illustrated

Condition

Oil on Windsor and Newton prepared Millboard. Surface: In generally good condition aside from cracking throughout, surface dirt, frame abrasion, and chips to the left edge. UNDER UV: Inpainting along edges (frame abrasion) and a few scattered lines of crack fill in lower half.
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