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SELECT WORKS FROM THE JAMES PRENDERGAST LIBRARY, SOLD TO BENEFIT THE ENDOWMENT FUND

Jules Joseph Lefebvre
FATIMA
Estimate
25,00035,000
LOT SOLD. 68,750 USD
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579

SELECT WORKS FROM THE JAMES PRENDERGAST LIBRARY, SOLD TO BENEFIT THE ENDOWMENT FUND

Jules Joseph Lefebvre
FATIMA
Estimate
25,00035,000
LOT SOLD. 68,750 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

19th Century European Art

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New York

Jules Joseph Lefebvre
1836 - 1912
FATIMA
signed Jules Lefebvre and dated 1883 (center right) 
oil on canvas
21 3/4 by 18 in.
55.2 by 45.7 cm
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Provenance

George I. Seney, Brooklyn (and sold, his sale, American Art Galleries, New York, February 11-13, 1891, lot 139)
J.J. Gillespie & Co., Pittsburgh 
Acquired from the above through the Prendergast Bequest, 1891

Exhibited

Pittsburgh, Carnegie Library, Dedication Loan Exhibition, 1895, no. 179

Literature

"Art Galleries and Societies," American Art Annual, Boston, 1900-1, vol. III, p. 114
Descriptive Catalogue of the Art Gallery of the James Prendergast Library Association, 
Jamestown, New York, 1906, no. 22 
Katherine E. Manthorne, The Mirror Up to Nature: A Catalogue of 19th and 20th Century Paintings in the Collection of The James Prendergast Library Association, Jamestown, New York, 1982, p. 26

Catalogue Note

The present work was formerly in the storied Brooklyn collection of George Ingraham Seney, included in Edward Strahan’s Art Treasures of America

Throughout his prolific and celebrated career Lefebvre had a long association with Americans. He was a professor at the Académie Julian in Paris where several young American artists were among his students. Best known for his finely detailed figure paintings of beautiful women, Lefebvre was an accomplished muralist and William H. Vanderbilt commissioned several from the artist to decorate his impressive New York mansion. 

19th Century European Art

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New York