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    HARRIETTE SUTCLIFFE (British, active 1881-1922)
    As Rosy as a Pippin
    Oil on canvas
    40 x 26 inches (101.6 x 66.0 cm)
    Initialed lower right: HS

    PROVENANCE:
    Kurt E. Schon, Ltd., New Orleans, Louisiana, 1987 (label verso).

    As Rosy as a Pippin - the Victorian word for "apple" - exemplifies British painter Harriette Sutcliffe's genre scenes with sweet children playacting like grownups. Here, a rosy-cheeked girl in an apple-red party dress and bow-trimmed shoes deconstructs her mother's flower arrangement in order to adorn her hair with a crimson rose. Sutcliffe's paintings celebrate the sanctity of childhood, maternal roles, and domesticity: in Gathering Plums and Gathering Roses, beautiful bonneted girls collect their offerings in the aprons of their skirts; in Her First Steps, an older sister teaches her sibling how to walk along an Oriental-carpeted hallway; and in Tired Out, a lovely teenage girl on the verge of womanhood naps on a banquette, a sleeping dog in her lap and a blossoming yard outside the window. Active in London between 1881-1907 and exhibiting at the Royal Academy, Glasgow Institute, and Manchester Art Gallery, Sutcliffe likely had formal training, as evidenced by her sophisticated handling of light and color and her attention to details of texture and pattern.


    Condition Report*: Glue-lined canvas; faint stretcher crease along top edge; minor surface accretion above figure's head; under UV exam, appears to be an approx. 2x3-inch sideways L-shaped spot of in-painting next to an approx. 1.5-inch horizontal line of in-painting near center right top edge, possibly to address repairs, also broad areas of crack-fill in-painting down figure's right arm and hand, as well as in her midsection and on her left knee, an approx. 3x1-inch spot of in-painting along figure's right hand and thigh, two approx. 2-inch horizontal lines of in-painting below figure's left armpit, possibly to address repairs, dots of in-painting in figure's cheeks, chin and around figure's eyes, and minor flecks of in-painting in floral arrangement.   Framed Dimensions 46.75 X 32.75 Inches
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    Auction Dates
    June, 2013
    15th Saturday
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