Lot 304
William Wallace Gilchrist Jr. (NY/ME, 1879-1926), Portrait of a Man at a Desk
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Oil on canvas, signed at lower right, inscribed on verso of frame "Done Nov. 1924," presented in a period gilt frame.

Sight size 26 5/8 x 21.5 in.; Frame dimensions 33 x 27.75 in.

From the Collection of James H. Craig and Randy S. Johnson, Sarasota, Florida

The son of a well-known musician, Gilchrist Jr. was born in Philadelphia and studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts under Cecilia Beaux, Thomas Anshutz and William Merritt Chase. He also benefitted from the critique of Winslow Homer, a close friend found in Prout's Neck, Maine.

Hole in upper right corner with associated paint loss; stretcher marks; darkened varnish; some paint loss due to rubbing from frame along left edge of canvas; small paint flake to sitter's proper left elbow.

$500 - 1,000