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John George Brown

Old Memories

John George Brown

John George Brown

Old Memories

Old Memories

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Property from the Collection of the Late Paula and Don Gaston

John George Brown

1831 - 1913

Old Memories

signed J. G. Brown N.A. (lower right)

oil on canvas

24 1/4 by 30 1/4 in.

61.6 by 76.8 cm.

Executed circa 1883.

We wish to thank Martha Hoppin for her help researching this lot.

The canvas is wax lined and tacked to modern stretchers. There is frame abrasion along the extreme edges with associated inpainting and there is fine minor surface cracking within the female figure's skirt. Under UV: The work retains an uneven varnish and there is a line of inpainting in the center of the work from a previous restoration, as well as fine lines of inpainting in the upper left corner and scattered pindots throughout.


Framed Dimensions: 35 by 41 1/8 in. (88.9 by 104.5 cm.)

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Private Collection

Sotheby's New York, 28 May 1987, lot 94 (consigned by the above)

Private Collection (acquired from the above)

Sotheby's New York, 14 March 2001, lot 69

Acquired from the above by the present owner