JOHN LA FARGE | BLUE IRIS, STUDY
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Property of a Private Midwestern Collection

JOHN LA FARGE | BLUE IRIS, STUDY

Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 USD

Property of a Private Midwestern Collection

JOHN LA FARGE | BLUE IRIS, STUDY

Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 USD

Lot Details

Description

Property of a Private Midwestern Collection

JOHN LA FARGE

1835 - 1910

BLUE IRIS, STUDY


watercolor on paper

10 ¾ by 9 inches

(27.3 by 22.9 cm)

Executed in 1879.

Condition Report

The sheet is hinged to the support at three places along the reverse of the top edge and there is minor staining at the extreme edges.


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Cataloguing

Provenance

The artist (sold: Leonard's Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts, December 18, 1879, lot 3)

Henry Lee Higginson (acquired at the above sale) 

James Jackson Higginson (his brother, gift from the above)

By descent

Oliver Claxton (acquired from the above)

Margaret G. Fiske (acquired from the above) 

Vose Galleries, Boston, Massachusetts

Jerald Dillon Fessenden, by 1987 

The Jordan-Volpe Gallery, New York, by 1995

Exhibited

Washington, D.C., National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Carnegie Museum of Art; Boston, Massachusetts, Museum of Fine Arts, John La Farge, July 1987-April 1988, no. 107, pp. 142-43, illustrated p. 143

New York, The Jordan-Volpe Gallery, Nature Vivante: The Still Lifes of John La Farge, April-June 1995, no. 62, pp. 47-48, 137, illustrated p. 137; also illustrated pl. 37, p. 104

American Art
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