Joseph Goodhue Chandler (American, 1813-1884)Young Girl Holding a Cluster of Grapes with Her Dog at Her Feet
Probably Massachusetts, circa 1837-1845
Oil on canvas
38 7/8 x 26 _ inches
A description of the paintingÕs history prior to being sold at James D. Julia Auctions appeared in the October 1990 issue of the "Maine Antiques Digest".
After the death of Mrs. Leila Banks, the painting was to be sold by F.O. Bailey Co. in June 1976. The night before the auction it was stolen, only to be discovered two years later in a Parke-Bernet sale catalogue by the editor of "Maine Antiques Digest", Sam Pennington. Minor paint loss below the dog helped to irrefutably identify the painting and return it to its rightful owners.
Provenance: Old Hope Antiques, 1990 (purchased at Julia Auction)
Please note: Accompanied by a conservation report from Fred Koszewnik, Marlton, New Jersey, December 17, 1990.
Estimate: $12,000 - $18,000
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