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    MILTON JAMES BURNS (American, 1853-1933)
    Rocky Seascape
    Oil on canvas board
    10 x 14 inches (25.4 x 35.6 cm)
    Signed lower left in red paint: Burns

    THE JEAN AND GRAHAM DEVOE WILLIFORD CHARITABLE TRUST

    Milton Burns was a highly acclaimed marine painter, one of the few who had actually been a sailor. His most prolific period was between 1871 and 1899. Born in Mt. Gilead, Ohio, he became a student of John George Brown in New York, and his career as a marine painter began when he accompanied William Bradford on an arctic expedition in 1869. He also was a sketching friend of Winslow Homer, and today he is perhaps best-known as a copyist and near-copyist of works by Homer. In addition to his work as a marine painter, Burns was an illustrator for Harper's Weekly, Scribner's and Literary Digest. He is credited with the first illustrated article about Monhegan Island, and did numerous pen and ink drawings of the island, which appeared in Harper's magazine. He was a founding member of the Salmagundi Club in New York.


    Condition Report*:

    Very minor craquelure in white impastoed areas of the surf. Frame abrasion (minor) along upper and lower edges of canvas. Under UV only a few tiny scattered pinpoints of inpaint show up. Virtually untouched otherwise. Framed Dimensions 12.75 X 16.5 Inches

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    May, 2013
    11th Saturday
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