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Charles E. Beckett (1814 - 1856)

Lot 74: Charles E. Beckett, Am. 1814-1856, Winter Sleigh Ride with Mountains in Background, 1856, Oil on canvas, 21 1/2" x 29 3/4" actual, 26 1

Barridoff Auctions

August 15, 2020
South Portland, ME, US

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Description

Charles E. Beckett
Am. 1814-1856
Winter Sleigh Ride with Mountains in Background, 1856
Oil on canvas
Signed and dated l.l.
21 1/2" x 29 3/4" actual, 26 1/2" x 34 5/8" framed

Provenance: Private Collection Portland, Maine

Condition Report

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NOTES AND OTHER INFORMATION

ABBREVIATIONS
l.c. lower center
l.l. lower left
l.r lower right
u.c. upper center
u.l. upper left
u.r. upper right
b. born
c. circa
Am. American
Br. British
Eur. European
Fr. French
Ger. German
It. Italian
h. height
w. width
l. length
d. depth

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interest based upon its history, value or beauty, it may be illustrated; but the
illustration is in no way to be considered a guarantee of same and nothing about the
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DISCOUNT FOR PAYING FOR/REMOVING PURCHASED ITEMS ON AUCTION DAY
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an amount equal to 2% of the hammer price for items paid for and removed from the
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AUCTIONEER
William J. Milliken. ME license number AUC1627

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