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Lot 4: Attributed to William Hillyer Mother and Child

American Furniture & Decorative Arts

Platinum House

by Doyle New York

April 4, 2012

New York, NY, USA

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Description: Attributed to William Hillyer
Mother and Child
Bears signature William Hillyer and dated 1833 (lr)
Oil on canvas
38 1/4 x 30 inches

C Property from an Upper East Side, New York Estate

Condition Report: Glue relined. Dark varnish revealing little under UV light, however there are a number of repaired tears in the canvas, including a diagonal tear on the sitter's right shoulder (3 inches long), a horizontal tear below the sitter's neckline (3 inches long), a long horizontal tear in the background (approximately 5 inches long), a long L-shaped tear in the sitter's left arm crossing into the child's shoulder (4/3 1/2 inches), and another horizontal tear in the sitter's right arm (3 inches).


Any condition statement is given as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Doyle New York shall have no responsibility for any error or omission. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging.

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