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Lot 156: Edith Longstreth Wood, American (1885-1967), Non-Objective, watercolor on paper, 14"H x 10"W (sheet), 26 1/2"H x 21 1/2"W (frame)

Est: $700 USD - $900 USDSold:
Ripley AuctionsFebruary 19, 2022Indianapolis, IN, US

Item Overview

Description

Edith Longstreth Wood
American, (1885-1967)
Non-Objective
watercolor on paper
signed lower left and titled lower right.
Provenance: From a private collector, Indianapolis.
Schwarz & Son, Philadelphia gallery label verso.

From the Archives of AskArt: In the early years of the 20th century, the Philadelphia art world was a place where the children of rich, WASP families could mingle with the children of poor immigrants. Edith, born into the wealthy, Longstreth family, attended the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. So did my great-uncle, Maurice Molarsky, the son of a poor tailor, from Philadelphia's Jewish ghetto. Maurice would later establish himself as one of Philadelphia's leading portrait painters and set up an elegant studio near Rittenhouse Square. So art helped some immigrants get a toehold in the world of Philadelphia's famously snooty upper class. And it allowed some members of the elite to see a part of life they'd barely imagined before.

For Philadelphia artists, there was the obligatory apprenticeship in Europe. As early as 1866, Mary Cassatt was in France, honing her Impressionist vision alongside Degas and his contemporaries. Generations of Philadelphia students would follow. Around 1905, my great-uncle Maurice won a Pennsylvania Academy scholarship to study in Paris, where he adopted the palate of Rembrandt and the ambitions of Sargent. His brother Abram tagged along and returned home to paint color-saturated American landscapes in a dreamy idiom all his own. Edith didn't arrive in Paris until 1928, when she was in her early forties. That was well after her husband Billy had died and she was launched as a painter. But like everyone else, she finally got there and was influenced by what she saw. More modernist than the other members of our Quaker-Jewish art clan, Edith did work that was muscular in design, thin on paint, and shaped by Cubism.

At home, she became a member of The Philadelphia Ten, a group of women painters and sculptors who banded together to promote their work and carve a niche for themselves in the man's world of art. They were early feminists in both style and substance. And they were largely successful in their project--to become independent and support themselves as artists.

Dimensions

14"H x 10"W (sheet), 26 1/2"H x 21 1/2"W (frame)

Artist or Maker

Medium

watercolor on paper

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Auction Details

Modern Art and Design Estate Auction

by
Ripley Auctions
February 19, 2022, 11:00 AM EST

5564 N Rural Street, Indianapolis, IN, 46220, US

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Payments are accepted by Cash, Check, Money Order, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AMEX and Bank Wire Transfer. CC payments of more than $5k may require advance approval. Gold jewelry will require confirmed funds. The full purchase price plus all applicable taxes and fees is expected before removal or shipping of any of the items.

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Payments are accepted by Cash, Check, Money Order, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AMEX and Bank Wire Transfer. CC payments of more than $5k may require advance approval. Gold jewelry will require confirmed funds. The full purchase price plus all applicable taxes and fees is expected before removal or shipping of any of the items.

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Professional in house shipping services are available for items. Shipping costs will include carrier fees, handling, and insurance. Shipping costs are in addition to the auction purchase amount. A low bid purchase price does not mean shipping costs will be any less. The size and weight of a package will impact the cost that the carrier charges. Multiple items will impact the cost of handling. Items that are of high value will require more insurance. The minimum cost for shipping is $20.00. If you are not prepared to pay for our shipping, do not bid. Some items may require a third-party shipper. Please let the office know if you would like to pick up your winning bid or arrange your own shipping.
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Professional in house shipping services are available for items. Shipping costs will include carrier fees, handling, and insurance. Shipping costs are in addition to the auction purchase amount. A low bid purchase price does not mean shipping costs will be any less. The size and weight of a package will impact the cost that the carrier charges. Multiple items will impact the cost of handling. Items that are of high value will require more insurance. The minimum cost for shipping is $20.00. If you are not prepared to pay for our shipping, do not bid. Some items may require a third-party shipper. Please let the office know if you would like to pick up your winning bid or arrange your own shipping.
Successful bidders will receive a final invoice within 3-4 business days after the auction giving you payment and shipping details, if applicable, pertaining to the item(s) you have purchased. After the payment is made, your purchase will be shipped with in 10 business days and tracking will be sent by email. It is the buyers responsibility to confirm shipping and billing address provided on invoices.

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A buyer's premium of 25% will be added to all lots.

Buyer's Premium

A buyer's premium of 25% will be added to all lots.

Condition Statement

Most items in our auction are estate consigned. All items should be considered "as-is". We make every effort to accurately describe each lot using complete descriptions and detailed photographs. You may email or call us with any questions prior to bidding. All sizes, weights and ages of lots are approximate. We encourage you to visit and inspect all lots during preview and/or carefully examine all additional images provided with onlne catalog and ask for more information, when needed. It is your responsibility to know what you are bidding on prior to placing any bids. Please note that any lot listed with "attributed" or "style" cannot be guaranteed to be the work of the noted artist or period. All sales are final.

Indiana Sales Tax

Indiana residents pay 7% sales tax on all purchases unless you have a retail sales certificate issued by the State of Indiana. We need the number on file at the time of payment to exempt your from sales tax. Items picked up from our gallery may be subject to IN sales tax. If you have any questions, contact us.

Condition Statement

Most items in our auction are estate consigned. All items should be considered "as-is". We make every effort to accurately describe each lot using complete descriptions and detailed photographs. You may email or call us with any questions prior to bidding. All sizes, weights and ages of lots are approximate. We encourage you to visit and inspect all lots during preview and/or carefully examine all additional images provided with onlne catalog and ask for more information, when needed. It is your responsibility to know what you are bidding on prior to placing any bids. Please note that any lot listed with "attributed" or "style" cannot be guaranteed to be the work of the noted artist or period. All sales are final.

Indiana Sales Tax

Indiana residents pay 7% sales tax on all purchases unless you have a retail sales certificate issued by the State of Indiana. We need the number on file at the time of payment to exempt your from sales tax. Items picked up from our gallery may be subject to IN sales tax. If you have any questions, contact us.