MARTIN JOHNSON HEADE | TWO RUBY THROATS BY THEIR NEST
MARTIN JOHNSON HEADE | TWO RUBY THROATS BY THEIR NEST
MARTIN JOHNSON HEADE | TWO RUBY THROATS BY THEIR NEST
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MARTIN JOHNSON HEADE | TWO RUBY THROATS BY THEIR NEST

Estimate: 60,000 - 80,000 USD

MARTIN JOHNSON HEADE | TWO RUBY THROATS BY THEIR NEST

Estimate: 60,000 - 80,000 USD

Lot Sold:212,500USD

Lot Details

Description

MARTIN JOHNSON HEADE

1819 - 1904

TWO RUBY THROATS BY THEIR NEST


oil on board

5 ½ by 6 ⅜inches

(14 by 16.2 cm)

Painted in 1862-63.


This painting will be included in the forthcoming supplement to Theodore E. Stebbins, Jr.'s catalogue raisonné of the artist's work.

Condition Report

There is frame abrasion along the extreme edges and there is very fine surface cracking in the birds. Under UV: there is inpainting to address frame abrasion along the bottom edge, a thin horizontal line in the upper right, a few pindots in the birds' feathers and a few scattered dots in the background.


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Cataloguing

Provenance

Mrs. George Dennett (Mabel Drake), Boston, Massachusetts

Private collection (her granddaughter, by descent; sold: Sotheby’s, New York, May 22, 2002, lot 138)

Acquired by the present owner at the above sale

American Art
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