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Oil on canvas (lined), signed to left-middle edge, retains Geo. F. Muth & Co. Washington D.C. art supplier label to stretcher verso, presented in a later ebonized wood frame.
Stretcher size 46 x 36 in.; Frame dimensions 47 5/8 x 37 1/4 in.
Mayo Gallery, Gloucester, Virginia
Eben Comins was a Boston-native artist who had an adept technical knowledge of painting techniques, and received a gold medal at the Panama Exposition for his contributions to art instruction. He taught in various locations including his Boston studio, at the Saint Paul School of Fine Arts, Saint Paul, Minnesota, Wellesley College, Wellesley, Massachusetts; the Swain School of Design in New Bedford, Connecticut; and operated an art school in Washington, DC before his death in Falls Church, VA on April 13, 1949. He is best known for his portraits, contemporary genre scenes, and landscape works.
Scattered stress crackle; small area of paint loss to near sitter's hairline, and a few areas in the background.
$1,000 - 3,000