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ABBOTT FULLER GRAVES (AMERICAN 1859-1936). READY AGAIN, CIRCA 1898, TOGETHER WITH A LETTER FROM THE ARTIST DATED 1924.
Est. $5,000 - $7,000

Oil on canvas, 34 ¼ x 21 ½ inches. Signed “Abbott Graves” l.r. Handwritten letter reads, “Dear Dr. Unity – Your letter was received by me a couple of weeks ago in N.Y. & and I have delayed answering till now – The picture you speak of “Ready Again” was painted at beginning of Spanish war – I happen to have for a model at the time an old G.A.R. man and he remarked he would like to fight again, hence my inspiration – Glad you enjoy picture – / Very truly yours, / Abbott Graves. / April ninth. (Apr 9-1924 date stamp).