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    Howard Pyle (American, 1853-1911)
    Becky Sharp and Lord Steyne, Pictures from Thackeray, Harper's Magazine frontispiece, December 1906
    Oil on canvas
    31 x 20 inches (78.7 x 50.8 cm)
    Signed lower right: H. Pyle

    PROPERTY OF A DISTINGUISHED AMERICAN FAMILY

    PROVENANCE:
    Private collection, Florida;
    By descent to the present owner.

    LITERATURE:
    Harper's Magazine, New York, December 1906, illustrated as frontispiece;
    "A Revolutionary Force in American Art," Literary Digest, New York, March 23, 1907, p. 465, illustrated;
    W.M. Thackeray, The Works of William Makepeace Thackeray, New York, 1910, illustrated as frontispiece.
    W.S. Morse and G. Brinckle, Howard Pyle: A Record of his Illustrations and Writings, Wilmington, North Carolina, 1921, p. 50, no. cxiv;
    P.P. Davis, Howard Pyle, His Life -- His Work, New Castle, Delaware, 2004, pp. 53, 461, 763, illustrated.




    Condition Report*: Wax-lined canvas; minor craquelure; spot of possible fogginess beneath varnish in man's jacket; under UV light, there appears to be a thick uneven discolored varnish layer that makes reading this painting difficult.
    Framed Dimensions 34 X 23 Inches
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