Property from a Midwestern Estate
ENOCH WOOD PERRY
1831 - 1915
Signed E W Perry Jr and dated 72 (lower right)
oil on canvas
20 by 15 ¾ inches
(50.8 by 40 cm)
The canvas is lined, tacked over panel and the edges are trimmed. There is frame abrasion with a few associated losses at edges and there is fine surface cracking throughout. There is a small penny-sized divot in the canvas near the center top edge. Under UV: the work retains an uneven varnish; there appear to be some lines of inpainting to address frame abrasion.
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Hammer Galleries, New York
R.H. Love Galleries, Inc., Chicago, Illinois
Acquired by the present owner from the above, circa 1990
Chicago, Illinois, Terra Foundation for American Arts, Life in 19th Century America, September-November 1981, pp. 29, 35
Richard H. Love and Roderic H. Blackburn, Rural Images in 19th Century American Painting (exhibition catalogue), Chicago, Illinois, 1986, p. 16