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    EDWARD WILBUR DEAN HAMILTON (American, 1864-1943)
    Lakeside Reflections, circa 1889
    Oil on canvas
    25 x 19 inches (63.5 x 48.3 cm)
    Signed lower right: E.W.D. Hamilton

    THE JEAN AND GRAHAM DEVOE WILLIFORD CHARITABLE TRUST

    PROVENANCE:
    Sotheby's Arcade, New York, September 30, 1997, lot 224.

    Graham Williford paid twelve times the auction estimate in 1997 for this impressionistic scene by Edward Hamilton which records the reflections of a slice of a French village and its stone bridge in a river. Williford was particularly drawn to works such as this--painted by Americans who were training in France during the last quarter of the 19th century--and often chased them relentlessly at auction. Hamilton was an Ohio-born painter who became a an important member of the Boston School. In Paris he studied at the École de Beaux-Arts Under Bouguereau and the Academie Julian, and in the United States at the Massachusetts Normal Art School and the Rhode Island School of Design.

    From 1892 he set up a studio on Boylston Street in Boston, and was a member of Boston's Copley Society and St. Botolph Club. Noted in particular for his garden landscapes rendered in delicate pinks and blues, as well as his accomplished genre and portrait paintings, Hamilton exhibited at the Boston Art Club, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and was a medal recipient at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco in 1915. He was a longtime teacher at the Massachusetts Normal Art School (1892-1942) and ran a summer school in Kingston, Massachusetts.



    Condition Report*: Glue-lined canvas; faint craquelure in areas of impasto; stable surface; under UV exam, there appear to be three spots of inpainting at center and far right extreme top edge, the largest being in the upper right corner, as well as an approx. 3 x 5 inches sideways V-shaped area of repair along center right extreme bottom edge (slightly visible in natural light), and several scattered minor flecks in water above artist's signature in lower right quadrant. Framed Dimensions 34 X 28 Inches
    *Heritage Auctions strives to provide as much information as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Statements regarding the condition of objects are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Heritage. Some condition issues may not be noted in the condition report but are apparent in the provided photos which are considered part of the condition report. Please note that we do not de-frame lots estimated at $1,000 or less and may not be able to provide additional details for lots valued under $500. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms & Conditions of Auction.

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    May, 2014
    10th Saturday
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