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|Title||Abbott Fuller Graves (American, 1859-1936) "The Duck Pond"|
|Description||718. Abbott Fuller Graves (American, 1859-1936) "The Duck Pond", Signed lower left, Abbott Graves ANA. O/C. Carved into Reverse of Frame at Bottom: Philip N. Yates Maker. Excellent original condition & frame. No inpaint or restoration. Minute hole near signature. Property from the Strong National Museum of Play, sold to benefit the Collections Fund. 30" x 40" Est. $60,000-$100,000 Originally considered a member of the Boston School, Abbott Fuller Graves is best known as a painter of Kennebunkport, Maine. William Gerdts describes Graves as "the most important painter not only to live in the town but to devote much of his art to its pictorialization" (Art Across America, New York, 1990, vol. I., pp. 24-5). Born in Weymouth, Massachusetts, Graves studied painting both in New England and abroad, traveling to Paris in 1884, where he studied flower painting under Georges Jeannin, the foremost practitioner of the genre in Europe. His roommate during his foreign studies was Edmund C. T|
|Provenance||Property from the Strong National Museum of Play, sold to benefit the Collections Fund.|
|Category||Paintings & Prints|
|Auction Date||Mar 26, 2011|
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