Lot 571
Two Continental Sketches of Interiors
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
The first a watercolor on paper depicting the interior of Chartres Cathedral in Paris, signed in the image "Gio. Duret" and inscribed on the matting, framed under glass (Frame dimensions 20 1/2 x 16 in.); the second a watercolor with whitening on paper, signed "J. Stokes" to the mat, framed under glass (Frame dimensions 15 1/2 x 13 1/2 in.).

From the Collection of the late Sterling Boyd, Raleigh, North Carolina
Sterling Boyd was a consummate collector and Southern gentleman. Originally from Little Rock, Arkansas, he studied art history at Sewanee: The University of the South, Oberlin College, and received his doctorate from Princeton University. He shared his enthusiasm for the fine arts through positions at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond and the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh. Boyd also taught and mentored future art historians at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, and later headed the art department at Wake Forest University in North Carolina. Following his academic and museum careers, Sterling Boyd channeled his talents for interior design and decoration. His Raleigh apartment was a cabinet of curiosities, each item carefully collected from his world travels and perfectly placed in his jewel box of a home.

Light toning to sheets; neither examined out of the frame.