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    ELIHU VEDDER (American, 1836-1923)
    Newport Beach and The Phorcydes (two works), circa 1864-68

    Newport Beach:
    Oil on canvas
    4-3/4 x 11-7/8 inches (12.1 x 30.2 cm)
    Signed lower right: Vedder
    Signed and titled verso: Newport, Vedder

    The Phorcydes:
    Oil on cardboard
    5 x 3-3/8 inches (12.7 x 8.6 cm)

    PROVENANCE:
    The artist;
    Anita Vedder, the artist's daughter, Rome;
    Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence A. Fleischman, circa 1966 (The Phorcydes only);
    Harold O. Love, Detroit, Michigan, 1966;
    By descent to the present owner.

    EXHIBITED:
    Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, Washington, D.C., and elsewhere, "Paintings and Drawings by Elihu Vedder," October 1966-February 1968, no. 11 (Newport Beach).

    LITERATURE:
    W. H. Bishop, "Elihu Vedder," American Art Review, vol. I, June-July 1880, p. 329, illustrated, engraved by Kruell (The Phorcydes);
    Book review of W. J. Linton's The History of Wood Engraving in America, in The Athenaeum, London, February 3, 1888, p. 160, illustrated (The Phorcydes);
    R. Storia, "Elihu Vedder's Mythical Creatures," The Art Quarterly, vol. XXVI, 2, 1963, Fig. 4 , illustrated (The Phorcydes);
    R. Storia, Elihu Vedder: American Visionary Artist in Rome (1836-1923), Cranbury, New Jersey, 1970, p. 286, no. 53 (Newport Beach) and p. 296, no. 138, (The Phorcydes), illustrated.




    Condition Report*: Newport Beach: Unlined canvas; there appears to be two faint surface scratches near the left edge; the extreme lower right edge is slightly abraded due to frame wear; under UV light there appears to be a dirty varnish layer with no visible inpainting.  The Phorcydes: No visible condition issues. Framed Dimensions 7.75 X 15 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. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms & Conditions of Auction.

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    November, 2014
    17th Monday
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