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Spring Americana

April 2, 2004 – April 3, 2004

Lot #877
Temp #12589
Sold For $2,800.00   (hammer price)
 $3,220.00   (price including buyer's premium)
Last Updated April 5, 2004


FRAMED PAINTING "On the Androscoggin Bethel Maine", depicting a landscape with two cows at water's edge. Titled on reverse. Signed lower left "F.A. Butman". Frederick A. Butman (Maine, 1820-1871). Original frame. Oil on artist board, 6" x 8".


The trees in the background floresce entierely , as do the sprigs of green grasses around the rocks . It is of our impression that there may have been a coat selective varnish applied before these two areas were applied, as they do appear to "lift" from the image as a form of an optical illusion. There is a light diagonal scratch starting at the top left corner and extending downwards about 3" and slight blemish to canvas (dirt?) above red tree.

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