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    JESSIE WILLCOX SMITH (American, 1863-1935)
    The Story Hour, Harper's Bazaar story illustration, May 1903
    Mixed media on board
    20.5 x 30 in.
    Signed lower left
    This is a beautiful example of Jessie Wilcox Smith's heartwarming approach to a tender family scene.


    Estimate: $100,000 - $150,000.

    Condition Report*:

    Presents nicely and is in overall very good condition aside from minor condition issues noted below: Approximate 1.25-inch L shaped scratch with no paint loss partially through artist's signature; possible 1-inch linear accretion below "Wilcox"; light pin point areas of inpainting to address an approximate 7-inch linear crease on the bottom center edge to the right of the artist's signature; there is an 1.5-inch linear crease with no paint loss below; light pin point areas of inpainting to address a 2.5-inch linear crease on the far right center edge; light pin point areas of inpainting to address a 6-inch linear crease on the top center edge above the little girl in red. Framed to an overall size of 24.5 x 34 inches.

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    Auction Dates
    April, 2013
    11th-12th Thursday-Friday
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