DescriptionLAURA SCHAFER PORTER (American, b. 1891)
Boy with Apple
Oil on canvas
18 x 22 inches (45.7 x 55.9 cm)
Signed lower right: L. Schafer Porter
Old newspaper clipping on stretcher verso
Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500.
Unlined canvas; there appears to be craquelure throughout, most noticeably in upper right quadrant, as well as along the top edge, to the left of the boy's left shoulder, in his hat and forehead, and small areas near his left elbow and wrists; slight buckling at the center to upper left edge, as well as at the upper right corner of the canvas; lower left edge is lightly abraded probably due to frame wear, and the paint layer appears to be thinned in several places, possibly due to an overcleaning; there are a few miniscule accretions along boy's left arm. Under UV exam, there does not appear to be any inpainting.
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