On occasion, Christie's has a direct financial interest in the outcome of the sale of certain lots consigned for sale. This will usually be where it has guaranteed to the Seller that whatever the outcome of the auction, the Seller will receive a minimum sale price for the work. This is known as a minimum price guarantee. This is such a lot.
Willard and Susan Metcalf.
Elizabeth Metcalf Strout, daughter of the above.
Gertrude Strout, daughter of the above.
Sotheby's, New York, 17 March 1994, lot 105.
Acquired by the present owner from the above.
Property from a Southern Collection
Louisville, Kentucky, The Speed Art Museum, Telling Tales: American Storytelling Art From Kentucky Collections, September 14-December 12, 2004.