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(updated Tue Jan 22 17:12:07 2019 E.S.T.)

Lot No. 143

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Earl Stetson Crawford

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    "Lelong Le Quai, Douarnenez, Cotes-Du-Nord, Brittany"

    drawing in Austrian Crayon on paper glued at the top edge, c. 1920's, signed in pencil 'E. Stetson Crawford' lower left , ,

  • State:
  • Condition:In general presentable condition, but with wrinkling at the vertical edges that should press out. Overlaid with french mat also in fair condition. With original artist's studio label verso.
  • Sheet: 10 1/4 by 12 1/2 in. (26 x 29 cm.)
  • Framing: Sold unframed
  • Note: An elaborate and acomplished drawing similar in style to Whistler's work of the time.Apparently from the artist's studio or estate. Many of the works of this era reflect Whistler's style and feel.

    Many of his drawings and prints are only signed with his device which is a vertical staff like drawing which may represent his name. In the drawings it is often orange.

    Earl Stetson Crawford was born into a prominent Philadelphia family, the grandson of hat-maker, John B. Stetson. At the turn of the 19th century, after studying at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts*, he joined a stream of aspiring American artists heading to Paris and enrolled in the newly-opened Academie Carmen* of early modernist James McNeill Whistler. The eccentric Whistler thought enough of Crawford's abilities to appoint him "monitor" of his art class, and "when critiquing the work of other students, Whistler would borrow Crawford's palette because he said it made him 'feel at home' " (Merrill, 166) The artist eventually returned to settle in California and died in 1965 in Pasadena which may explain why these works were found in a California collection. The works were very well cared for by the artist but have had some handling mishaps since the artist had them in his studio.
Estimates*
US $
Euro
UK pound
Swiss Fr
300-400
273-364
246-328
303-404

* Estimates do not include 25% buyer's premium (see Terms and Conditions). NR means no reserve (minimum bid $50 unless otherwise posted). Estimates in other currencies based on conversion rates of Euro: 0.91 , British Pound 0.82, Swiss Fr 1.01. All conversion values are approximate with the final cost determined in dollars.
workcode: ec-1839d-22