American & 20th-21st Century International Art

October 05, 2017

LOT 11

Lot 11

Charles Caleb Ward (1831-1896)

Charles Caleb Ward (1831-1896)
Lot 11 Details
Charles Caleb Ward (1831-1896), Canadian/American


Oil on canvas; signed and dated 1888 lower left
12 x 18 ins — 30.5 x 45.7 cms

Estimate $1,500-$2,500

Realised: $1,080
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Lot Report

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Charles Caleb Ward (1831-1896)
  • Charles Caleb Ward (1831-1896)
  • Charles Caleb Ward (1831-1896)

Family Collection, Saint John, N.B. since the late 19th Century;
By descent to the present Private Collection, Toronto


The artist was born in Saint John, New Brunswick. In Liverpool, England, Charles Caleb Ward spent time figure painting with the English Pre-Raphaelite artist William Henry Hunt.

The family of the consignor always called the girl depicted in this scene, “Sara”


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LOT 11

About Condition Ratings

  • 5 Stars: Excellent - No discernable damage, flaws or imperfections
  • 4 Stars: Very Good - Minor flaws or imperfections visible only under close inspection using specialised instruments or black light
  • 3 Stars: Good - Minor flaws visible upon inspection under standard lighting
  • 2 Stars: Fair - Exhibits flaws or damage that may draw the eye under standard lighting
  • 1 Star: Poor - Flaws or damage immediately apparent under standard lighting (examples: missing components, rips, broken glass, damaged surfaces, etc.)

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