STANLEY MASSEY ARTHURS | FRANKLIN AT THE FRENCH COURT
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Property from a Collection of American Illustration

STANLEY MASSEY ARTHURS | FRANKLIN AT THE FRENCH COURT

Estimate: 4,000 - 6,000 USD

Property from a Collection of American Illustration

STANLEY MASSEY ARTHURS | FRANKLIN AT THE FRENCH COURT

Estimate: 4,000 - 6,000 USD

Lot Sold:8,125USD

Lot Details

Description

Property from a Collection of American Illustration

STANLEY MASSEY ARTHURS

1877 - 1950

FRANKLIN AT THE FRENCH COURT


signed S.M. Arthurs (lower right)

oil on canvas

33 by 23 ¾ inches

(83.8 by 60.3 cm)

Painted in 1915.

Condition Report

The canvas is wax-lined,t here is frame abrasion at edges and the surface of the work appears to be slightly dirty. Under UV: there are some scattered pindots of inpainting; other pigments fluoresce but appear to be the artist's original work.


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Cataloguing

Provenance

Charles Scribner's Sons, New York

S. Hallock du Pont, Jr., Florida, 1975 (acquired from the above)

By descent to the present owner

Exhibited

Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, Brandywine River Museum, Reflections of American History, June-September 1976

Literature

Scribner's Magazine, August 1915, illustrated opp. p. 129

Catalogue Note

This work depicts the following historical figures from left to right: Secretary Gerard (later first minister from France to the United States); Count de Vergennes; Arthur Lee; Silas Deane; Benjamin Franklin. 

American Art
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