DescriptionHAYLEY R. LEVER (American, 1876-1958)
Moonlight Over Smith's Cove, East Gloucester, circa 1920
Oil on canvas
20 x 24 inches (50.8 x 61.0 cm)
Signed lower left: Hayley Lever
PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED PRIVATE COLLECTOR
Campanile Galleries, Chicago, Illinois;
Private collection, New York;
Godel & Co., New York (label verso);
Acquired by the present owner from the above, 2009.
Estimate: $40,000 - $60,000.
Glue-lined canvas; light surface grime; minor frame accretions along extreme edges commensurate with age; faint craquelure in sky along top edge; under UV exam, appears to be scattered flecks of in-painting throughout composition, including center and far right sky region, tree foliage at upper center left, distant church steeple in upper right quadrant, around white sail at center right and in water along lower right edge. Framed Dimensions 27.25 X 31.25 Inches
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