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Summer Selections: Fine & Decorative Arts

Wed, Jul 19, 2023 11:00AM EDT
Lot 410

Folk Art "Victorian Festival" Dickens Bleak House

Estimate: $100 - $200

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Folk art gouache painting on paper depicting a crowd of individuals gathered outside Charles Dickens' Bleak House in Broadstairs, Kent. Inscribed along the lower right "Victorian Festival / Dickensian Garden Party at Bleak House, Broadstairs" and signed illegibly.

Provenance: From the collection of Frederick and Catherine Asher, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Frederick M. Asher and Catherine E. Asher were prominent scholars in the field of Art History. Both dedicated their lives to the education of students, teaching for many years as professors at the University of Minnesota. They both had a passion for South Asian art, traveling extensively throughout India, Asia, and the Middle East. Selections from their travels and careers as avid art historians are offered in this auction. Their collection includes Indian jewelry, Japanese woodblock prints, an incredible slide collection, and much more.

Sight; height: 14 in x width: 20 in. Framed; height: 20 1/2 in x width: 26 3/4 in.

Condition

No visible creases, losses, or signs of restoration under UV light. The color is bold and bright. The sheet has undulation throughout the recto. There is a tear to the upper right corner, measuring approximately 2 inches. Throughout the recto, there are minute fibers adhered to the surface, possibly paint brush, not visible at arm length; please see the listing image. Framed under plexiglass; not inspected out of frame. Very light wear to the frame.

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