December 9, 2018 14:00 EST

American Art & Pennsylvania Impressionists

 
  Lot 65
 
Lot 65 - GUY CARLETON WIGGINS  (AMERICAN 1883-1962)

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GUY CARLETON WIGGINS (AMERICAN 1883-1962)
"THE LIBRARY IN WINTER"

Signed 'Guy Carleton Wiggins NA' bottom right; also titled and signed verso, oil on canvas
24 x 20 in. (61 x 50.8cm)

Provenance: Private Collection, New Jersey.
Roughton Galleries, Dallas, Texas.
Acquired directly from the above in 2003.
Private Collection, Los Angeles, California.
NOTE:
The present lot will be accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Guy A. Wiggins, the son of the artist, dated April 17, 2003. As stated in the letter, "The painting is a snow scene depicting, as the title indicates, the New York Public Library on Fifth Avenue. The view is seen from above at about the second floor level with the library on the right and with Fifth Avenue angling up from right to left. In front of the building are the Stars and Stripes, the State Flag of New York and the two Library Lions. In the extreme left corner are three yellow cabs headed uptown towards the viewer. Beyond them headed downtown is the back of a double-decker bus, which indicates that this picture was painted when Fifth Avenue was still a two-way street. There are pedestrians on the sidewalk in front of the library and a tall reddish brown building, which no longer exists, behind it . [...] I believe [Guy Carleton Wiggins] painted it between 1935 and World War II."

Sold for $35,000
Estimated at $30,000 - $50,000


 

Signed 'Guy Carleton Wiggins NA' bottom right; also titled and signed verso, oil on canvas
24 x 20 in. (61 x 50.8cm)

Provenance: Private Collection, New Jersey.
Roughton Galleries, Dallas, Texas.
Acquired directly from the above in 2003.
Private Collection, Los Angeles, California.
NOTE:
The present lot will be accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Guy A. Wiggins, the son of the artist, dated April 17, 2003. As stated in the letter, "The painting is a snow scene depicting, as the title indicates, the New York Public Library on Fifth Avenue. The view is seen from above at about the second floor level with the library on the right and with Fifth Avenue angling up from right to left. In front of the building are the Stars and Stripes, the State Flag of New York and the two Library Lions. In the extreme left corner are three yellow cabs headed uptown towards the viewer. Beyond them headed downtown is the back of a double-decker bus, which indicates that this picture was painted when Fifth Avenue was still a two-way street. There are pedestrians on the sidewalk in front of the library and a tall reddish brown building, which no longer exists, behind it . [...] I believe [Guy Carleton Wiggins] painted it between 1935 and World War II."

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