Lot 11: ALEXANDER HELWIG WYANT, (AMERICAN 1836-1892), "AUTUMN GLOW"
December 4, 2016
Philadelphia, PA, USALive Auction
ALEXANDER HELWIG WYANT
Signed ''A.H. Wyant'' bottom right, oil on canvas
37 x 49 1/2 in. (94 x 125.7cm)
Private Collection, Pennsylvania.
The unlined canvas in apparently unrestored original condition, apart from mechanical damages as seen in catalogue and online photograph. The canvas itself, while unlined, is housed in a frame which is backed with wood panel, but the canvas is NOT laid down to the wood panel. We see no evidence of any restoration to the painting, which appears very clearly in need of cleaning. The mechanical damages to the painting include minor abrasions/slight losses at the approximately lower left quadrant of the canvas, along with the more visible scratches/loss/torn canvas at center right. The latter is roughly in the shape of an inverted letter 'U.' The area of damage, comprising two vertical linear areas and one horizontal linear area, all joined, measures approx.: 3 1/2 inches x 3 3/8 inches x 3 1/8 inches. There is visible associated paint loss at part of this damaged area. The top portion of the damage at top left includes an approx. 3/4 inch tear in the canvas, and an area approx. 1/2 x 1/8 inch of missing canvas. We believe that the aforementioned damaged areas can be professionally restored.
Frame: 47 x 54 x 2 1/2 in.
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