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    L. EDNA MARTIN (American, d. 1922)
    Flowers, 1884
    Oil on canvas
    27 x 20 inches (68.6 x 50.8 cm)
    Signed and dated lower right: L. Edna Martin 1884

    THE JEAN AND GRAHAM DEVOE WILLIFORD CHARITABLE TRUST

    Little is known about L. Edna Martin, the author of this handsome Victorian still life-cum-landscape. She was based in Boston, Massachusetts where she and her husband Richard owned an art gallery. Judging from her known works, she specialized in painting floral still lifes and marines, and was active from the early 1880s through approximately 1911. Some of her seascapes have surfaced in Nova Scotia, where it appears she spent the summers and painted the coast there. Nothing is known about her training.


    Condition Report*: Original unlined canvas. Under UV examination there are a few isolated areas of inpainting in upper right corner, one small dot in the poppy buds near left edge, and minor pinpoint-sized flecks in lower left corner. There are two isolated areas of cracking and minor paint loss in upper corners, probably stemming from the restretching of the original canvas (the canvas is taut). The rest of the painting's paint layer is in very good stable condition. Framed Dimensions 35 X 28.5 Inches
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    May, 2012
    15th Tuesday
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