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Violet Oakley (1874 - 1961)

Lot 139: VIOLET OAKLEY, (AMERICAN 1874-1961), THE CREATION AND PRESERVATION OF THE UNION - GEORGE WASHINGTON AT THE CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION

Freeman's

December 4, 2005
Philadelphia, PA, US

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VIOLET OAKLEY (american 1874-1961) "THE CREATION AND PRESERVATION OF THE UNION" - GEORGE WASHINGTON AT THE CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION Printed base with some hand coloring 37 1/2 x 22 3/4 in. (95.2 x 57.7 cm) NOTE: This may have been a working study for the murals Oakley was commissioned to paint for the Pennsylvania State Capital Building in Harrisburg. Oakley was awarded this commission following the death of the previous muralist Edward Austin Abbey in 1911. This commission was to be her great life's work taking some sixteen years for which she was paid the then huge sum of $100,000. See another lot sold Freeman's, December 10, 2000 as lot 136 LITERATURE: "The Red Rose Girls" by Alice A Carter, published by Harry N. Abrams Inc. New York, 2000 pp 168, 170-171, 173, 198, 199-201.

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December 4, 2005, 12:00 AM EST

Philadelphia, PA, US