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May 2024: Day Two

Fri, May 17, 2024 11:00AM EDT
Lot 1000

Ferdinand Richardt (American, 1819-1895) Oil on Canvas Ca. 1865, "View of Niagara Falls", H 36.5" W 62.25"

Estimate: $100,000 - $175,000

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Signed and dated: "Ferd. Richardt 1865" lower right. A view of Niagara Falls as seen from the ferry to Canada. This monumental work having 15 figures and a dog on the rocks below the falls. The figures are dwarfed by their natural surroundings. Having a period giltwood and gesso frame, H 45", W 70.5". Provenance: Collection of a prominent, Grosse Pointe Park, MI collector of American art. Christie's New York, 5-24-2007, lot #61. Exhibited: Copenhagen, Denmark, Charlottenborg, 1865, no. 127.

Condition

Museum quality reline and conservation. Expert canvas repair with associated overpainting at the waterfall and in the upper right corner. See UV photos. | 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.
Collection of a prominent, Grosse Pointe Park, MI collector of American art. Christie's New York, 5-24-2007, lot #61. Exhibited: Copenhagen, Denmark, Charlottenborg, 1865, no. 127.