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Conrad Wise Chapman
(1842-1913)
PAISAJE DEL VALLE DE MÉXICO CON EL LAGO DE TEXCOCO
Estimate
125,000175,000
LOT SOLD. 149,000 USD
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Conrad Wise Chapman
(1842-1913)
PAISAJE DEL VALLE DE MÉXICO CON EL LAGO DE TEXCOCO
Estimate
125,000175,000
LOT SOLD. 149,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

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Latin American Art

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Conrad Wise Chapman
(1842-1913)
PAISAJE DEL VALLE DE MÉXICO CON EL LAGO DE TEXCOCO

Provenance

Galerias La Granja, Mexico City
Collection of James K. Wilson, Tuscon
Thence by descent to the previous owner

Catalogue Note

This is one of the largest and most important compositions of the Valley of Mexico by Conrad Wise Chapman to be offered at auction. Chapman was an American artist from a family of painters from Virginia. His father, John Gadsby Chapman, took the family to Italy in 1848. Chapman returned to the United States to fight on the side of the Confederacy during the American Civil  War. When the South lost, he escaped to Mexico only to find himself in the middle of the short lived French occupation and war of Liberation. Mexico was to be a second home to him and he became well known for his views of Mexico, especially the wide panoramas of the Valley of Mexico. This present painting depicts farmers bringing in the harvest and taking a midday meal beside a haystack, with the Lake of Texcoco  and the mountains in the background. Chapman includes an unusual theme on the right hand side of the composition: men and horses threshing the grain while mounted charros watch on.

Latin American Art

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