Concept Gallery
Live Auction

4/15/23 Art, Design, Photography, Books & Jewelry

Sat, Apr 15, 2023 10:00AM EDT
Lot 120

Trompe L'oeil Money Painting in the style of Danton

Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $10
$100 $25
$400 $50
$1,000 $100
$3,000 $200
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$20,000 $2,500
$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000
Danton, in the style of Ferdinand (American, 1877-1939), Trompe L'oeil Money Painting showing three bills that were only made in 1886, a 2 dollar Silver Certificate with the portrait of Winfield Scott Hancock and Rosecrans signature, the back of an 1886 One Dollar Bill (known as The Martha, for a portrait of Martha Washington on the front) and an 1886 5 dollar Silver Certificate, undated, c.1910, oil on canvas, signed indistinctly lower center, possibly R. Duncan (which has a strong similarity to F. Danton) , 8 x 10 inches, in a period ornate composite and wood gilt frame 17 x 18.5 inches, and 4 inches deep, with original stretcher and tacking, has not been relined. Provenance: Brunk Auctions, 1/8/11, lot 153. Ferdinand Danton was a talented painter who used his skills to back a career as a forger of early American art.

Condition

In good condition. The frame with numerous cracks, chips and repairs commensurate with age. Merchandise will be packed and transported by the purchaser at their own risk and expense. A list of recommended shippers is on our website: https://www.conceptgallery.com/auctions/shipping/ .

Available payment options

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Amex
  • Diners
  • Discover
  • JCB
  • Union Pay

See Terms and Conditions For Payment Details.

Concept Gallery does not pack and ship. A list of packers and shippers that regularly visit our gallery is available on our website http://conceptgallery.com/auctions/shipping/. All property must be paid in full before we will release your purchases to the shippers. Please note that you will not see a charge for shipping on our invoice to you as all of our shipping is done by third parties.