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Lot 10
Elihu Vedder
American, 1836-1923
Italian Landscape
Signed Vedder (ll); signed Vedder and inscribed Minerva Medica as it was during the changes when making the new quarter on the reverse
Oil on canvas laid to stretched canvas
7 1/2 x 12 3/4 inches

Provenance:
Berry-Hill Galleries, New York

The structure depicted, thought to be the Temple of Minerva Medica, is actually a 4th century A. D. nymphaeum, or monumental fountain that was a part of the Horti Liciniani complex on the Esquiline Hill. The misnomer dates to the discovery of the Minerva Guistiniani excavated in the 17th century, though it is disputed that the famous work was even found at this site. The structure's dome collapsed in 1828.
The present work is a charming example of Vedder's Italian landscapes.


Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Sold for $8,125 (includes buyer's premium)

Additional Notes & Condition Report

Two areas of careful inpainting at the left and right sides to minimize stretcher bar marks.


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Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Sold for $8,125 (includes buyer's premium)

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American Paintings, Furniture & Decorative Arts

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