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    FRANCES HUNT THROOP (American, 1860-1933)
    Spring Carnations, circa 1893
    Oil on canvas
    36-1/2 x 25-3/4 inches (92.7 x 65.4 cm)
    Signed upper left: Frances Throop

    THE JEAN AND GRAHAM DEVOE WILLIFORD CHARITABLE TRUST

    PROVENANCE:
    Christie's, Rockefeller Center, New York, May 26, 1988, lot 195.

    EXHIBITED:
    Chicago, Illinois, "The World's Columbian Exhibition," 1893 (partial label verso).

    Frances Hunt Throop was a New York artist who trained at the Art Students League and in Paris, and specialized in portraiture and still life painting. She frequently combined both genres in a single format as she did in the present work entitled Spring Carnations, which was exhibited in the Fine Arts Palace of the 1893 World's Columbian Exhibition in Chicago. The artist married attorney Samuel H. Ordway the following year, in 1894, and lived in East Hampton, Long Island. Her productivity seems to have declined following her marriage.


    Condition Report*: Original canvas backed by dry lining, orginal stretchers and also most likely the painting retains its original frame. Craquelure and surface soil commensurate with age. Under UV examination an older varnish masks what appears to be some older passages of minor conservation. On top of the varnish there is a careful passage of inpainted craquelure to the left of the girl's face. There is a spot of retouch in the girl's left iris and lips, but little else. Framed Dimensions 41 X 31 Inches
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