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Sat, Mar 26, 2022 09:00AM EDT
Lot 1008

John Ross Key

Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000

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(American, 1832-1920) Cherry Mountain, White Mountains, 1873, signed and dated lower left "John R Key 73", colourman stamp for Frost and Company, Boston, Massachusetts, canvas verso, oil on canvas, 12 x 26 in.; fine period carved gilt wood frame, 21-1/2 x 35-1/2 in. Note: Literature: (probably) Campbell, Catherine H., and Marcia Schmidt Blaine. New Hampshire Scenery: A Dictionary of Nineteenth-Century Artists of New Hampshire Mountain Landscapes. Canaan, N.H.: Published for the New Hampshire Historical Society by Phoenix Pub, 1985. A painting matching this description is listed on page 106, with all descriptors matching except that the placement of the signature is listed as lower left.

Provenance: Kennedy Galleries, Inc., New York, NY (label verso); Corporate Collection, New York, New York; Private Collection


original stretcher bar and tacking edge, area of fluorescence/old repair sky center, stabilized crackle; frame in good overall condition, minor wear commensurate with age