Lot 119

Trompe L'oeil Money Painting in the style of Danton

Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000

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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.


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/ .

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