Condition Report

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John Frederick Kensett (American, 1816-1872)

On the Coast, Newport, 1854; Oil on board (framed); Initialed and dated; 12" x 18 1/4"; Exhibition: Boston Art Club, 1873 (label on verso); Provenance: Estate of the Artist (sold: Association Hall, New York, The Collection of Paintings of the Late John F. Kensett, March 24, 1873, item no. 118); Thomas Gold Appleton, Boston (1873) By descent to Edith Longfellow Dana, Cambridge MA (1884); By descent to Richard Henry Dana III, Cambridge MA (1915); Private Collection, Massachusetts; Private Collection; Note: This painting will be included in the John Frederick Kensett Catalogue Raisonné (no. 062418.0159) and is accompanied by a certificate

Estimate: $40,000 - $60,000

Condition Report

Signed and dated lower left quadrant on recto. Overall good condition. Crack to board in upper right corner with small area of associated paint loss (crack repaired and stable). General minor surface soiling. Evidence of inpainting along extreme edges of composition on the left and right hand sides mainly. One area of inpainting at upper right quadrant at edge of frame sight. Minor losses to board and some paint loss at lower right corner (not visible when work is framed). Minor losses to paint at extreme edges, predominately at top edge. Minor frame abrasion with minimal losses to paint 1/4" from edge all along frame sight.