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Lot 0005
American School
Naïve Full-Length Portrait of Boy with a Book
Oil on Canvas
46 x 26 ½ inches
Estimate: $10,000-20,000
Provenance: Descended in the Wheeler family of Stonington, Connecticut; Purchased from a direct descendant by the present owner circa 1985.
This lot is accompanied by a chatelaine hook in coin silver engraved R.M.W. with a raised sheaf of wheat motif that descended with the painting in the Wheeler family of Stonington, Connecticut.

Condition

Retains original white pine stretcher and canvas. Scattered spots of in-painting near the bottom of the painting. In-painting also added to the boy’s left cheek and right eye. Eight repair patches of various size located on back.

Starting Bid

$8,000.00

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