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March 2024: Day Two

Fri, Mar 15, 2024 11:00AM EDT
Lot 1246

Chester "George" Shepherd (American, 1894-1957) Oil on Canvas "The North American XP-28 Dragon", H 24" W 28"

Estimate: $200 - $400

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$0 $5
$30 $10
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$400 $50
$900 $100
$2,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$20,000 $2,500
$50,000 $5,000
$150,000 $10,000

Signed in the lower right. Illustration on canvas depicting James Howard "Dutch" Kindelberger, President of North American Aviation, a test pilot, and an executive discussing the performance of North American Aviation's prototype bomber, the XP-28 Dragon. The XP-28 was ordered by the US Army in 1940 and two prototypes were delivered in 1942. Stretched canvas, unframed. Provenance: Property of Prominent Collector, Birmingham, Michigan


Original canvas and stretcher. Unrestored, untouched condition. Edges of the canvas were painted a solid white, most of this has flaked off. Pigment loss in the image in the upper left corner. Pressure indentation with flaking at the test pilot's leg. Surface soiling. Scattered small surface scuffs. Fair condition. | Please note all lots show signs of wear commensurate with age and use, and the lack of a statement regarding condition does not imply the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from defects or the effects of aging. Unless otherwise stated, all information provided is the opinion of DuMouchelles' specialists. Should you have any specific questions regarding the condition of this lot, please use the “Request Condition Report” or “Ask a Question” buttons or email conditions@dumoart.com.

Property of Prominent Collector, Birmingham, Michigan