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2nd Annual Minnesota Art and History

Wed, May 17, 2023 11:00AM EDT
Lot 352

Carl Rawson North Shore Oil Painting 1928

Estimate: $800 - $1,600

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Carl Rawson (American, 1884-1970). Untitled oil on canvas painting depicting a peaceful north shore of Lake Superior in Minnesota, which was one of the biggest inspirations for the artist, with trees on the left and the lake in the background. Signed and dated 1928 along the lower right.

Carl Rawson was born in Des Moines, Iowa. He studied art at Cumming Art School, the Minneapolis School of Art, and the National Academy of Design in New York. He made his home in Minneapolis in 1906 for a position as a cartoonist for the Minneapolis Tribune where he worked for nine years. After leaving the Tribune he made a living by painting portraits and then idyllic landscapes from the Hudson River to Minnesota. His favorite topic was the North Shore of Lake Superior, where he found scenes for his brush many times.

Sight; height: 25 in x width: 32 in. Framed; height: 26 1/2 in x width: 33 in.


There are no major tears or restorations when inspected under UV light. The surface of the work is brittle. There are numerous scattered losses to the paint layer throughout; the largest areas being along upper right of the canopy of the trees and the lower left corner. Numerous other areas of losses, mostly along the edges of the work. Along the uppermost rock there is a large area where the paint layer has cupped and is in danger of flaking off. There is moisture exposure the lower edge of the work; a tideline is visible along the verso. There are numerous accretions along the lower edge of the work that fluoresce under UV light. Wear to the frame.

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