Jeffrey S. Evans & Assoc., Inc.
Live Auction

June 17, 2023: Premier Americana – Day Two

Sat, Jun 17, 2023 09:00AM EDT
Lot 2201


Estimate: $300 - $500

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GEORGE J. ROBERTSON (ILLINOIS, ACTIVE 1852-1885) FOLK ART LANDSCAPE PAINTING, oil on canvas, after Francis Danby (Irish, 1793-1861) "Fairy Island", large depiction of a cove with tropical birds, signed on reverse for "Geo. J. Robertson / Rockford, ILL." Housed in likely original gilt molded frame. Dated 1868. 25" x 35" sight, 40" x 49 1/2" OA. 
Literature: See Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates, 8/2/2021, lot 74, for a portrait done by the artist.
Catalogue Note: Born in Scotland, George J. Robertson (active 1845-1885) is recorded in Cleveland, Ohio by 1845 and in Milwaukee, Wisconsin a year later, where he painted a view of the young city which was made into a period lithograph. Later he moved to Rockford, Illinois, where he taught painting and drawing at the Young Ladies Seminary for several decades.
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Very good overall visual condition, old tears with associated repairs and inpainting. Frame with scattered very minor losses.

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