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Tue, May 16, 2023 11:00AM EDT
Lot 183

American Folk Art Donkeys Oil Painting

Estimate: $200 - $400

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American folk art oil on canvas painting depicting a donkey examining a portrait of itself while an artist paints in the background. Another donkey and a small calf accompany the first in its assessment of the artwork. Unsigned.
Sight; height: 11 1/2 in x width: 15 1/2 in. Framed; height: 14 1/2 in x width: 18 1/2 in.


No visible creases and signs of restoration under UV light. Throughout the recto, there are a few scattered areas of paint loss. To the right center margin, there are two white residues; please see the listing image. Above the area, there is a minute dent to the canvas. To the left of the lower margin, there is a minute impression from the verso. To the center of the upper margin, there is unidentified white accretion. From the verso, the canvas is toned. To the left of the recto, there are paint cracks. Wear to the frame.

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