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Louis Comfort Tiffany
FIGURE IN A FOREST CLEARING
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 55,000 USD
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23
Louis Comfort Tiffany
FIGURE IN A FOREST CLEARING
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 55,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

The Warshawsky Collection: Masterworks of Tiffany and Prewar Design

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Louis Comfort Tiffany
FIGURE IN A FOREST CLEARING
signed Louis C. Tiffany and dated 69 (lower left) 
gouache and watercolor over traces of pencil on paper laid down on paperboard
13 1/8  x 19 1/4  in. (33.3 x 49 cm)
1869
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Provenance

Artist James D. Smillie, from Louis Comfort Tiffany
By descent to his son George H. Smillie
Robert W. Skinner, Inc., Bolton, MA, late 1970s

Catalogue Note

Louis Comfort Tiffany started sketching as a child.  He first began taking informal lessons while in high school at the Eagleswood Military Academy in the mid-1860s, where he likely studied with George Innes.  His first painting as a “professional” artist was shown at the 1868 Paris Salon and at the Brooklyn Art Association’s exhibition in November 1868.

On November 2, 1869, a journalist wrote in the Utica (NY) Weekly Herald:  "Mr. Louis C. Tiffany, the young artist whose pictures received such commendation at the Academy last year, has just returned from the Adirondacks with a full portfolio of original studies, which he is industriously perfecting at his beautiful home on the Hudson.  No young artist has given greater promise of a successful career.”  The present lot is most probably one of these Adirondacks studies.




The Warshawsky Collection: Masterworks of Tiffany and Prewar Design

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New York