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    JESSIE WILLCOX SMITH (American, 1863-1935)
    A Child's Prayer, book cover, 1925
    Mixed media on board
    22 x 15.5 in. (image)
    Signed lower left

    This absolute masterpiece has never been offered on the market, residing in the same family collection for decades. The painting was also reproduced as a full-page color plate 12 image in Jessie-Willcox Smith: American Illustrator by Edward D. Nudelman, Pelican Publishing Company, 1990.

    More information about JESSIE WILLCOX SMITH, also known as Smith, Jessie Willcox, Jessie Willcox Smith.

    Condition Report*: Colors are bright and image presents beautifully. Varnish on image area very lightly and uniformly toned commensurate with age, but presents significantly nicer than is typical and there are no condition issues of note in image area. Adhesive residue and light abrasions on the border edges (not seen unless removed from frame). Illustration board has been affixed to backing by framer and was not removed. Board has an overall size of 26 x 18 inches. Framed under glass to an overall size of 30.75 x 24.25 inches.
    *Heritage Auctions strives to provide as much information as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Statements regarding the condition of objects are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Heritage. Some condition issues may not be noted in the condition report but are apparent in the provided photos which are considered part of the condition report. Please note that we do not de-frame lots estimated at $1,000 or less and may not be able to provide additional details for lots valued under $500. Heritage does not guarantee the condition of frames and shall not be liable for any damage/scratches to frames, glass/acrylic coverings, original boxes, display accessories, or art that has slipped in frames. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms & Conditions of Auction.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    October, 2013
    26th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
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