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Charles Courtney Curran (1861-1942)
The Goldfish
oil on canvas
18¼ x 32 1/8 in. (46.4 x 81.5 cm.)
Newhouse Galleries, New York, 1929.
Acquired by the grandfather of the present owner from the above.

Lot Essay

The present work, executed in March of 1905, is recorded in Charles Curran's record book as number 150-20. According to these records, Curran originally traded the picture for $500 worth of credit for clothing. Trading was a common practice for Curran and his record book shows many notations where he had exchanged his paintings for varied services throughout his career.

We gratefully acknowledge Kaycee Benton for providing cataloguing information for this work.

This painting will be included in Kaycee Benton's forthcoming catalogue raisonné of the artist's work.

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