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Oil on canvas, signed at lower left, presented in the original carved and gilt frame, inscribed on the verso.
Stretcher size 30 1/4 x 40 1/4 in.; Frame dimensions 35 x 44 1/2 in.
Mary Gray was born in Fort Dodge, Iowa. She studied with Lila Hetzel at the Carnegie Institute in Pittsburgh. She continued her studies in New York under Cecilia Beaux, Arthur Dow, William Merritt Chase and Felice W. Howell.
Mary Gray is best known for her still life paintings and interior scenes. She exhibited frequently at the Grand Central Art Galleries and the National Academy of Design in New York, as well as the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia. She taught art for several years at the Emma Willard School in New York. In 1930 she married and moved to Pine Orchard, Connecticut with her husband. After his death in 1946, she moved to Guilford, Connecticut.
Tape patch with small associated tear within paperwhite blooms; minor paint flaking to bowl holding paperwhites; no evidence of retouch visible under UV light; light surface grime; some rubbing to frame.
$1,000 - 2,000