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PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR, CALIFORNIA

Jasper Francis Cropsey
MEDITERRANEAN RUINS
Estimate
200,000300,000
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51

PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR, CALIFORNIA

Jasper Francis Cropsey
MEDITERRANEAN RUINS
Estimate
200,000300,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Jasper Francis Cropsey
1823 - 1900
MEDITERRANEAN RUINS
signed J. F. Cropsey and dated 1890 (lower left)
oil on canvas
28 by 52 inches
(71.1 by 132.1 cm)
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This painting will be included in the forthcoming Volume III of the catalogue raisonné of the artist’s work to be published by the Newington-Cropsey Foundation, Hastings-on-Hudson, New York.

Provenance

The artist
Constance Wach Mead (his granddaughter), Flosmoor, Illinois, 1906 (by descent)
James Reinhardt, Newark, Delaware, by 1973
Acquired by the present owner, 1993

Literature

William S. Talbot, Jasper F. Cropsey 1823-1900, New York, 1977, no. 241, p. 479, illustrated fig. 228

Catalogue Note

Jasper Francis Cropsey produced two earlier versions of this composition, an undated preparatory oil study and an 1883 oil on canvas. The present work is the largest version of this subject and hung in the artist’s Westchester, New York studio until the time of his death. Mediterranean Ruins reflects Cropsey’s romantic feelings toward the Italian landscape, which he visited often during the 1840s and 1850s.

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