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American antique still life pastel PAIR possibly by JOHN BOWER

American antique still life pastel PAIR possibly by JOHN BOWER


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Directory: Fine Art: Paintings: Pastel: Pre 1900: Item # 1443915
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A PAIR of gold-framed, antique pastels of fruits, one a pear and grapes, the other peaches, apparently unsigned, but very much in the style of and possibly by the known late nineteenth century American pastel artist JOHN BOWER, who was known for precisely this kind of work. Each drawing measures 7 1/2" by 9 1/2", and frames are identical size at 13" by 15". Affixed to the frame reverse are typed labels proclaiming each to be "Unsigned". Frames are in above-average condition for the type; there are some flaking losses but they do not affect the overall impression. There is a slight break in the paper at lower left of one (last image), maybe due to the sheer age of that paper, it becoming brittle; and photos show some pastel dust contact with the glass, which creates a misleading sort of paper ripple effect in the images. Again, this is not a major issue. Also, allow for reflections in some images.