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Lot 17: ELIZABETH O''NEILL VERNER, (AMERICAN 1883-1979), FLOWER SELLER
December 4, 2016
Philadelphia, PA, USALive Auction
ELIZABETH O''NEILL VERNER
Signed ''Elizabeth O''Neill Verner'' bottom right, pastel on silk laid on board
16 1/4 x 12 1/4 in. (41.3 x 31.1cm)
Private Collection, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Framed under glass, in fine overall condition, retaining bright, fresh colors. Backing is board is slightly warped - it does not lie perfectly flat, although it is very slight planar distortion, particularly as viewed housed in frame and under glass. We see no evidence of restoration. There are some minor surface losses at parts of upper right outer edge, and parts of top outer edge - about four such spots roughly the size of, or just larger than, pinheads, along with some tinier associated spots of surface loss. These minor losses are all in the background, near right/top edges of work, and do not touch the drawn composition itself. In these areas the ground onto which the work is laid is exposed - a pale brown in color.
Frame: 17 3/4 x 14 x 3/4 in.
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