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(updated Tue Jan 1 16:26:51 2019 E.S.T.)

Lot No. 156

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Earl Stetson Crawford

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    (Small Boats At Dock Beneath Arched Bridge-Brittany)

    drawing in conte crayon , c. 1920's, signed in pencil lower left, ,

  • State:
  • Condition:In general very good condition, attached at the top edge. Overlaid with mat in good condition.
  • 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 most 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
200-300
182-273
164-246
202-303

* 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-51