Revere Auctions
Live Auction

2nd Annual Minnesota Art and History

Wed, May 17, 2023 11:00AM EDT
Lot 366

B.S. Hays Still Life Painting

Estimate: $500 - $1,000

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Barton Stone "B.S." Hays (American, 1826-1914). Oil on canvas still life painting depicting a basket of overflowing grapes and peaches.

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 iconic novel "Uncle Tom's Cabin."

Height: 26 in x width: 20 in.


Wear throughout. Craquelure throughout the recto; please see the listing image. Stretcher bar marks visible along all four margins. Along the margins and sides of the canvas, there are several scattered areas of paint loss. Along the upper and lower margin, there are scattered canvas losses; see the listing image. Along the lower margin, there are paint residue that is not original to the painting. To the lower left quadrant, there is noticeable area of paint loss. To the center of the lower margin, there is an area that appears to be rubbed against. No visible sign of restoration when inspected under UV light. Along the verso, the canvas is heavily toned and has soiling; to the center, there are spiral lines visible; to the lower right quadrant, there are black paint residue; along the upper margin, there is an area that appears to be rubbed against; see the listing image. Wear to the wooden canvas frame throughout.

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