Lot 28
  • 28

Arthur Hacker

Estimate
40,000 - 60,000 USD
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Description

  • Arthur Hacker
  • Vale (Farewell)
  • signed Arthur Hacker and dated 1913 (lower left) 
  • oil on canvas
  • 60 1/4 by 48 1/8 in.
  • 153 by 122.2 cm

Provenance

The artist's estate (and sold, Christie's, London, June 27, 1927, lot 3)
Mr. Fehrman, Virginia (acquired at the above)
Private Collection, Virginia (by descent from the above, until 2000)
Peter Nahum, London

Exhibited

London, Royal Academy, Summer Exhibiton, 1913, no. 233
Liverpool, Liverpool Academy, 1913

Literature

The Studio Magazine, 1913, vol. 59, p. 22


Catalogue Note

In this ethereal composition, Vale (Farewell), two women silently part in a dense, atmospheric forest. The passion flower, enigmatically fallen to the ground, and the evocative title are poignant. This work was painted toward the end of Arthur Hacker’s long and successful career and would seem to be almost in anticipation of the First World War, with the irrevocable changes that it caused.
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