May 12, 2018 09:00 AM EDT Asheville, North Carolina


John Emms

(British, 1843-1912)

Portrait of Four Retrievers and a Black Spaniel, signed lower right "JNO Emms/1897", oil on canvas, 35-1/4 x 49-1/4 in.; parcel gilt and painted wood frame, 40-3/4 x 55 in.

Note: The dogs are identified by frame plates from left to right, "Barton Mary. 96", Barton Azure. 95", Barton Sweep. 93", Queen/K.C.S.B. 38656", Barton Bess.94"

Provenance:The Estate of Elizabeth Dunn Clark, Springfield Farm, Middleburg, Virginia


lined with wax and linen, restretched on new tension stretcher, crackle, some flattening of impasto, retouch at repair and other scattered retouch, stretcher marks; frame with abrasions

Estimate: $60,000 - $90,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium


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