Sale 21FD05 | Lot 51

Fletcher Martin

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Fletcher Martin

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Lot 51
Fletcher Martin
American, 1904-1979
Portrait of Sylvia Sidney, 1944-45
Signed and dated Fletcher Martin / 1944-45 (lr)
Oil on canvas laid to Masonite
60 1/4 x 30 1/4 inches

Life Magazine, Sept. 10, 1945, p. 61, illus.

This work was illustrated in a 1945 issue of Life Magazine, in a brief profile discussing Sylvia Sidney and Fletcher Martin's painting. "Artist Fletcher Martin took three weeks to paint the portrait at right, picked the sultry midnight blue gown because he thought it helped to set off the character of restrained tempestuousness he was trying to catch."

C Estate of a Connecticut Collector

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
Sold for $10,080 (includes buyer's premium)

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Additional Notes & Condition Report

The canvas is laid to Masonite. Wear along the edges due to frame rubbing. Dense varnish layer makes it difficult to detect restoration under UV, but some inpainting visible at the edges. Some thinness to paint layer on her left and right.

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Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
Sold for $10,080 (includes buyer's premium)

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