Lot 118: STUART SHILS, (AMERICAN, B. 1954), "COTTAGE WITH TREES FROM THE ROAD TO GORTMORE"
December 6, 2016
Philadelphia, PA, USALive Auction
(american, b. 1954)
"COTTAGE WITH TREES FROM THE ROAD TO GORTMORE"
Signed and dated 96 bottom left and signed, titled and dated verso, oil on paper mounted on museum board.
9 3/4 x 10 5/8 in. (24.8 x 27cm)
Tibor de Nagy, New York, New York.
Collection of Richard Gerst, Wenonah, Pennsylvania (acquired directly from the above).
With approx. 12 tiny dark brown dots of staining in the clouds at upper left and approx. 3 dots of similar staining in the gray clouds at center, possibly stray paint. These are evident in the catalogue illustration. With occasional areas where the white medium/support shows through, for example variously at the corners and extreme edges and in an area of the green immediately to the right of the house. However, these are likely inherent to the working method of the artist. Overall in good, original condition.
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