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Est: $20,000 USD - $30,000 USDSold:
Sotheby'sMarch 23, 2005New York, NY, US

Item Overview


signed J.F. Cropsey and dated 1886, l.r.; signed J.F. Cropsey, titled An October Day and dated 1886 on the reverse

oil on canvas

Condition Note: Canvas is not lined. SURFACE: in fairly good condition; while there is still good surface texture and retention of details and color is excellent--there are scattered, thinner areas where canvas weave shows through UNDER ULTRA VIOLET: hard to see through old varnish and contrasting pigments (work had been cleaned at one time)--there seem to be repaints to much of sky and stream at lower left

We are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described in our catalogue. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSION CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.


Victor Spark, New York
Acquired by the family of the present owner from the above, circa 1970

This painting will be included in the forthcoming catalogue raisonné of the artist's work in preparation by The Newington-Cropsey Foundation, Hastings-on-Hudson, New York.


12 by 20 in.<br><br>30.5 by 50.8 cm.

Artist or Maker

Auction Details

American Paintings

March 23, 2005, 12:00 AM EST

1334 York Avenue, New York, NY, 10021, US