DescriptionGUY CARLETON WIGGINS (American, 1883-1962)
The Library, 5th Avenue, circa 1940
Oil on canvas
20-1/4 x 24-1/4 inches (51.4 x 61.6 cm)
Signed lower left: Guy Wiggins
Titled and signed verso: The Library / 5th Avenue / Guy Wiggins N.A.
Private collection, Dallas.
We wish to thank Mr. Guy A. Wiggins for his gracious assistance in cataloguing this painting. In his letter of authenticity, which accompanies this lot, Mr. Wiggins writes, "I believe it was painted between 1936 when [my father] became a National Academician and 1952 when double-deckers of the type shown here were withdrawn from service."
Original canvas with completely stable paint film; occasional flecked accretions along top, right, and bottom edges; reddish-brown 1.75" accretion in upper right corner; under UV examination, no evidence of restoration. Framed Dimensions 28 X 32 Inches
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