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Revere Auctions
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2nd Annual Minnesota Art and History

Wed, May 17, 2023 11:00AM EDT
Lot 365

B.S. Hayes Painting of Young Girl in Garden

Estimate: $400 - $800

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Barton Stone "B.S." Hays (American, 1826-1914). Oil on canvas painting depicting a young girl in a garden stopping to sniff the blooming flowers.

Although Hays initially gained popularity for his portraiture - such as his painting of then-governor of Indiana, William Henry Harrison - his focus shifted to still life paintings after his move to Minneapolis and it was these realistic paintings that were his most popular. He also created panorama paintings such as his painting depicting scenes from Harriet Beecher Stowe's "Uncle Tom's Cabin."

Sight; height: 15 1/4 in x width: 11 1/2 in. Framed; height: 20 in x width: 16 in.

Condition

No visible tears, creases, or losses. No visible sign of restoration under UV light. The canvas is not tight; there is undulation throughout the recto. However, the surface still appears to be stable. The color is bold and bright. Along the verso, the canvas is severely toned and has heavy soiling; to the center of the verso, there are spiral lines that are not visible from the recto. Wear to the frame.

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