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    John George Brown (American, 1831-1913)
    The Young Artist, circa 1885
    Oil on canvas
    24 x 16 inches (61.0 x 40.6 cm)
    Signed lower right: J. G. Brown NA

    Private collection, Dallas, Texas.

    We are grateful to Martha Hoppin, author of The World of J.G. Brown, for her gracious assistance in cataloguing this painting. Dr. Hoppin points out that the model is Paddy Ryan, one of Brown's most popular bootblack subjects.

    Estimate: $15,000 - $25,000.

    Condition Report*: Glue-lined canvas; minor craquelure; under UV light, there appears to possible inpaint near center right affecting figure's back; however, a discolored varnish layer makes reading this painting difficult.
    Framed Dimensions 33 X 25 Inches
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