Sale 16AM01 | Lot 17

Charles Ethan Porter

Catalogue: American Paintings, Furniture & Decorative Arts
Charles Ethan Porter

Lot Details

Lot 17
Charles Ethan Porter
American, 1847-1923
Lake View
Signed C. E. Porter (lr)
Oil on canvas
20 x 14 inches
Following a visit by Frederic Edwin Church to his studio in September 1879, when the older artist purchased some of his works and declared him "to have no superior as a colorist in the United States," Charles Ethan Porter turned from painting still lifes to landscape. He even planned a sketching trip to the Adirondacks. The present work may date from this period of exploration of a new theme. [Frederic Edwin Church as quoted in Hildegard Cummings, The Paintings of Charles Ethan Porter, The Connecticut Gallery, Inc., 1987, p. 62]


Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
Sold for $5,000 (includes buyer's premium)

Additional Notes & Condition Report

Frame rubbing. Small patch measuring 3/4 x 1/2 inch at upper center, but without corresponding inpaint under UV exam. Small 1/4 x 1/4 inch repair on reverse in area above the signature, with a small area of inpaint approximately 1/2 x 1 inch (not intruding into signature). Slight wear at corners.


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Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
Sold for $5,000 (includes buyer's premium)

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