ANNA MARY ROBERTSON (GRANDMA) MOSES | DEEP SNOW
ANNA MARY ROBERTSON (GRANDMA) MOSES | DEEP SNOW
ANNA MARY ROBERTSON (GRANDMA) MOSES | DEEP SNOW
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ANNA MARY ROBERTSON (GRANDMA) MOSES | DEEP SNOW

Estimate: 120,000 - 180,000 USD

ANNA MARY ROBERTSON (GRANDMA) MOSES | DEEP SNOW

Estimate: 120,000 - 180,000 USD

Lot Details

Description

ANNA MARY ROBERTSON (GRANDMA) MOSES

1860-1961

DEEP SNOW 


signed MOSES. (lower left); also dated Feb 16, 1948, numbered 1229, and titled deep snow. (on an original Grandma Moses label affixed to the reverse; copyright reserved to Grandma Moses Properties, New York)

oil and tempera on Masonite

16 by 20 inches

(40.6 by 50.8 cm)

Condition Report

The following condition report has been provided by Simon Parkes, Simon Parkes Art Conservation, Inc. 502 East 74th St. New York, NY 212-734-3920, simonparkes@msn.com, an independent restorer who is not an employee of Sotheby's.


This work is in beautiful condition. The board on which it is painted is flat. The paint layer is unvarnished. There is a tiny retouching in the extreme lower right corner. There are otherwise no damages or restorations. Some areas read very strongly under ultraviolet light, but all of these pigments are original to the artist. There is one slightly visible dark line in the sky in the center left. The work has not been cleaned and the paint layer may be very slightly dirty, particularly in the sky. However, these works are difficult to clean, and it is recommended that this be hung as is.


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.

Cataloguing

Provenance

The artist 

Galerie St. Etienne, New York (acquired from the above)

Acquired by the present owner from the above, 1954

Exhibited

Albany, New York, Albany Institute of History and Art, Grandma Moses: An Exhibition Arranged on the Occasion of her 90th Birthday, September-October 1950, no. 31, p. 9, illustrated p. 16

Cincinnati, Ohio, The Taft Museum, Paintings by Grandma Moses, December 1950-January 1951, no. 16, p. 1

New York, Galerie St. Etienne, Grandma Moses: Twenty-five Masterpieces of Primitive Art, March-April 1951, no. 19, p. 29

Literature

Artist's Record Book, no. 1229, n.p.

McCalls, January 1952, illustrated n.p.

Otto Kallir, Grandma Moses, New York, 1973, no. 731, p. 301, illustrated

ANNA MARY ROBERTSON (GRANDMA) MOSES | DEEP SNOW
ANNA MARY ROBERTSON (GRANDMA) MOSES | DEEP SNOW
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