Lot 92: Guy Carleton Wiggins American, 1883-1962 Swift Current Falls, Glacier National Park Signed Guy Wiggins (ll...
November 1, 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Guy Carleton Wiggins
Swift Current Falls, Glacier National Park
Signed Guy Wiggins (ll); also signed, inscribed as titled, and dated 1925 on the reverse
Oil on canvas
25 x 30 inches
Acquired in the mid-to-late 1940s
Private collection, Bloomfield Hills, MI
By descent in the family to the present owner
Private collection, New York
Guy Wiggins was commissioned by the Weyerhaeuser Lumber Company to paint a series of views of the Cascade Mountain Range. The landscapes were intended for use in a calendar, to be published by the lumber company. While the project never came to fruition, it is likely that the present work stems from this ill-fated commission.
Dirty varnish and surface grime; pronounced craquelure at lower right but no paint loss. Would benefit from a cleaning. In original condition; no evidence of inpaint under UV exam.
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