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John Henry Twachtman
FRENCH RIVER SCENE (PROBABLY ON THE BETHUNE)
Estimate
12,00018,000
LOT SOLD. 11,250 USD
JUMP TO LOT
101
John Henry Twachtman
FRENCH RIVER SCENE (PROBABLY ON THE BETHUNE)
Estimate
12,00018,000
LOT SOLD. 11,250 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

American Art, Including the Collection of George S. Parker II from the Caxambas Foundation

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John Henry Twachtman
1853 - 1902
FRENCH RIVER SCENE (PROBABLY ON THE BETHUNE)
signed Twachtmann (lower right)
oil on canvas
12 by 15 inches
(30.5 by 38.1 cm)
Painted circa 1884.
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This painting will be included in the forthcoming catalogue raisonné of the work of John Henry Twachtman by Lisa N. Peters, Ph.D. and Ira Spanierman.

Provenance

Fifth Avenue Art Galleries, New York, 1889 (probably)
Maxwell Galleries, San Francisco
Acquired from the above by the parents of the present owners, circa 1960s

Exhibited

Boston, J. Eastman Chase’s Gallery, Paintings by J. H. Twachtman, 1885, no. 6, as View on the Bethune (probably)
Chicago Inter-State Industrial Exposition, 1885, no. 313, as On the Bethune, loaned by J. Eastman Chase (probably)
New York, Fifth Avenue Art Galleries, Paintings in Oil and Pastel by J. A. Weir and J. H. Twachtman, 1889, no. 68, as On the Bethune, Normandie (probably)

Literature

“Weir and Twachtman Pictures,” The Sun, New York, February 8, 1889, p. 3, as On the Bethune, Normandy (probably)

Catalogue Note

Twachtman spent the summer of 1884 in the Normandy town of Arques-la-Bataille with his family. In several of his paintings from his time there, Twachtman depicted the view from the river shore looking toward the hills above the town. He seems to have liked the way that spatial distances were ambiguous from this perspective, allowing him opportunities to arrange shapes according to an aesthetic rather than a transcriptive point of view. His best known image of this site is his large oil, Arques-la-Bataille, 1885, which is on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

We thank Dr. Lisa Peters for her assistance in the cataloguing of this lot.

American Art, Including the Collection of George S. Parker II from the Caxambas Foundation

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New York