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January Jewels: Fine Art & Luxury Goods

Tue, Jan 23, 2024 11:00AM EST
Lot 58

After Alfred Montgomery Corn Painting

Estimate: $300 - $600

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$0 $25
$300 $50
$1,000 $100
$3,000 $200
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$20,000 $2,000
$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000
$500,000 $25,000
$1,000,000 $50,000
$10,000,000 $100,000
After Alfred Montgomery (American, 1857-1922). Oil on canvas painting depicting a basket with ears of corn spilling out.

This work is very similar to work by Alfred Montgomery. A "farmer-painter" for most of his life, ears of corn were a staple in Montgomery's work from early on. He boasted that if he was crossing a street a horse would try to reach out and eat the corn that his paintings depicted. It took him nearly nine years to learn his unique technique of layering paint to produce a textured and raised effect for each kernel that adds both depth and realism.

Sight; height: 19 in x width: 26 1/2 in. Framed; height: 22 1/2 in x width: 30 1/4 in.

Condition

The painting is in good condition with no visible tears, creases, or losses. To the upper left corner, there is a minute paint loss. Throughout the painting, there are minute white paint accretions, which do not significantly alter the overall appearance of the item. There is a minute paint loss to the lower right quadrant. No visible sign of restoration under UV light. Light wear to the frame.

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