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Lot 51: JOHN W. MCCOY, (AMERICAN 1910-1989), "SANDPIPERS"
December 4, 2016
Philadelphia, PA, USALive Auction
JOHN W. MCCOY
Signed ''John W. McCoy'' bottom left, watercolor on paper
19 1/2 x 29 1/4 in. (49.5 x 74.3cm)
Private Collection, Maryland.
"154th Annual Exhibition: American Watercolors, Paintings, and Drawings," Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and The Philadelphia Water Color Club, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, January 25 - March 1, 1959.
The present watercolor will be accompanied by an original piece of music, written by the artist''s wife, Ann Wyeth McCoy, which was composed as a companion to the work.
In excellent overall condition, the sheet hinged to the undermat with two tape pieces at top edge verso. There is some very pale mount staining to parts of outer edges of sheet. Within the outer edges of the sheet are drawn pencil lines, just within the sheet edges. We do not know why these pencil lines are on the image, or if it is by artist's intention. When matted, the drawn pencil lines are not visible. On verso of sheet there is some old tape residue at parts of edges. The sheet is not evenly cut - i.e. it is not perfectly rectangular in size.
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