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William Henry Dethlef Koerner

Cornfield

Estimate:

8,000 - 12,000 USD

Property from the Estate of S. Hallock du Pont, Jr.

William Henry Dethlef Koerner

William Henry Dethlef Koerner

Cornfield

Cornfield

Estimate:

8,000 - 12,000 USD

Lot sold:

10,080

USD

Authenticity guarantee

What is guaranteed?

Property from the Estate of S. Hallock du Pont, Jr.

William Henry Dethlef Koerner

1878 - 1938

Cornfield


signed W.H.D. Koerner and dated 1918 (lower right)

oil on canvas

canvas: 36 ½ by 26 ¼ inches (92.7 by 66.8 cm)

framed: 45 ¼ by 35 ¼ inches (115 by 89.5 cm)

The canvas is wax lined. The work is slightly dirty and there is minor frame abrasion along the extreme edges. Under UV: While some pigments fluoresce, they appear to be the artist's original work. There are visible drips of varnish along the right edge.


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.

The artist
Ruth Koerner Oliver and W.H.D. Koerner, Jr., 1938 (the artist's children, by descent)
Acquired by the present owner from the above, 1973
Susan Glaspell, "Pollen," Harper's Monthly Magazine, March 1919, vol. 138, no. 826, p. 114, illustrated
The present work was originally used as an illustration for Susan Glaspell’s “Pollen,” a short story published in Harper's Monthly Magazine in 1919.