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    EASTMAN JOHNSON (American, 1824-1906)
    Portrait of John C. Chandler and Philip J. Wilson
    Oil on canvas
    21 x 17 inches (53.3 x 43.2 cm)

    PROPERTY OF A DISTINGUISHED PRIVATE COLLECTOR

    PROVENANCE:
    Judith Kimball Chandler Johnson (Mrs. James G. Wilson), the artist's sister;
    Philip Johnson Wilson, son of the above;
    Philip Johnson Wilson, Jr., son of the above;
    Mrs. Phoebe Hoss;
    Sotheby's, New York, Important 19th and 20th Century American Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, December 8, 1983, lot 81;
    Acquired by the present owner from the above.

    EXHIBITED:
    Kennedy Galleries, Inc., New York, "A Kennedy Galleries Selection of American Art for Public and Private Collectors", April-May 1981, no. 7.

    LITERATURE:
    J.I.H. Bauer, An American Genre Painter, Eastman Johnson, Brooklyn, New York, 1940, no. 160.
    NOTE:
    The present work depicts the artist's uncle and nephew.

    This painting is accompanied by a letter from Dr. Patricia Hills, and will be included in Dr. Hills's forthcoming catalogue raisonné of the artist's works.


    Condition Report*: Wax-lined canvas; minor frame wear visible along top and left edges; under UV exam, appear to be minor flecks of inpainting in both figures' faces and garb, as well as in inner-back of chair at far left and floor near far left bottom edge; also appears to be an approx. 1-inch spot of in-painting on the backside of man's newspaper, an approx. 6-inch, upside down U-shaped area of in-painting between man's feet, and a line of in-painting along man's right leg from his kneecap down that appears to turn into an approx. 2x.5-inch spot of in-painting from his mid-shin to the top of his shoe, but professional varnish layer makes it difficult to read/confirm the possible restorations described above. Framed Dimensions 28.75 X 24.5 Inches
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