Lot 72: Alfred James Dewey (1874-1958 Sierra Madre, CA)
October 25, 2016
Monrovia, CA, USALive Auction
Description: ''Forgotten Men'', figures building the Bailey Canyon dam, Sierra Madre, signed lower left: Alfred James Dewey, signed again and titled verso, unframed oil on masonite, 29.75'' H x 35.75'' W, est: $3000/5000.
Condition Report: Visual: Generally good condition. Frame abrasion with paint loss along the four edges. A 7'' line of craquelure with instability left center. An area of craquelure right center in the man's overalls. Surface dirt and grime. Blacklight: A 3'' x 4'' scattered area of touch-up in the upper left corner. A 2'' x 1.5'' scattered area of touch-up upper left. A 1.5'' x 5.5'' scattered area, a 1.5'' x 4.5'' area and a few small spots of touch-up upper right. A 1.5'' x 2.5'' scattered area, a 2'' scattered line and a few small spots of touch-up right center. A 12'' scattered line and a 4'' scattered line of touch-up left center. A 2.25'' line of touch-up in the center.
Provenance: Estate of the artist; by descent in the artist's family to the present owner, Private Collection, Santa Paula, CA
Dimensions: 29.75'' H x 35.75'' W
Artist or Maker: Alfred James Dewey (1874-1958 Sierra Madre, CA)
Medium: unframed oil on masonite