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Visions of the North: Minnesotan Art & History

Tue, May 21, 2024 11:00AM EDT
Lot 49

Group of B.S. Hays Family Ephemera

Estimate: $200 - $400

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Group of ephemera related to artist Barton Stone "B.S." Hays (American, 1826-1914) and his family. Including sketches by his family members, sympathy cards, and a register or guest book.

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."

(Shipping dimensions) height: 2 in x width: 9 in x depth: 10 1/4 in.


Most sketches in good condition with no tears, losses, or restorations. Light wear including some handling marks along the edges. One sketch of a child floating a boat along a stream with creases along the corners. All sheets are toned. All are not framed. Light wear to the box containing the memorial guest register.

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