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Wed, May 17, 2023 10:00AM EDT
Lot 627

American Folk Art Charcoal on Sandpaper Lakeside Inn

Estimate: $100 - $300

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American folk art charcoal on marble dust, or sandpaper drawing, 1912, depicting a lakeside inn with fisherman and boaters, unsigned, dated verso. 10 x 12 inches, in a wooden frame 11.5 x 13.75 inches. Marble dust drawing, or sandpaper drawing as it is now commonly referred to, is a technique that gained popularity during the mid 1830s after a book describing the technique—The Artist, or Young Ladies’ Instructor in Ornamental Painting, Drawing by B. F. Gandee—was published in London and New York. A thin white wash of adhesive was applied to paperboard, and marble dust was sifted over it. Charcoal and sometimes chalk were used to create a drawing on the dried surface.


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