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January 03, 2004

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SS Carr 19c Oil Painting woman wht dress
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SS Carr 19c Oil Painting woman wht dress
LOT 677

SS Carr 19c Oil Painting woman wht dress

Estimate: $4000 - $8000
Realized: $2800

Samuel S. Carr (American 1837-1908), young woman in white dress smelling flowers in landscape, oil on canvas, 17 1/2" by 11 1/2", 19th century. Signed lower left, in very good condition. Carr was born in England in 1837, and came to this country around 1862. There is a record of his attendance in a mechanical drawing class in 1865 at the Cooper Union in New York City. It is known that he lived in Brooklyn from 1879 to 1907 with his sister Annie and her husband, John Bond. He remained a bachelor all his life and at one time was President of the Brooklyn Art Club and was a member of a Masonic Lodge.