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Property of a Private Collector, Philadelphia


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60,000 - 80,000 USD

Lot Details


Property of a Private Collector, Philadelphia



1851 - 1914


signed CHARLES-SPRAGUE-PEARCE and inscribed AUVERS-S-OISE-S-ET-O (lower left) 

oil on canvas 

canvas: 83 1⁄4  by 67 in.; 211.5 by 170.2 cm

framed: 92 1⁄4 by 75 3⁄4 in.; 234.3 by 192.4 cm

Please note that the updated framed dimensions for this work are 92 1/4 by 75 3/4 in. (234.3 by 192.4 cm).

Private Collection, England

Private Collection, Florida

Peter Rudolph, Philadelphia (by 1992) 

Lagakos-Turak Gallery, Philadelphia 

Acquired from the above in 1996

Ludovic Baschet, ed., Salon de 1887, Catalogue illustré, Paris, 1887, p. 32, no. 1849, illustrated p. 142 (a drawing after the painting)

"Chronique artistique, Le Salon de Bruxelles 1887," La Jeune Belgique, vol. 6, 1887, p. 325

"Le Salon de 1887," Revue du monde catholique, vol. 90, 1887, p. 453

"The Salon-II," The Magazine of Art, London, 1887, p. 357

"Art at the Exposition," Chicago Tribune, September 4, 1888, p. 4

"Pictures on Exhibition," Chicago Tribune, September 21, 1888, p. 8

"Art, Object Lessons at the Academy Exhibition," The American, February 9, 1889, p. 265-6

"Pictures from the Spring Exhibition of the National Academy of Design," Harper's Weekly, April 6, 1889, p. 269, illustrated (a drawing after the painting)

"Art," The Churchman, April 20, 1889, p. 497

"American Work at the Berlin Exhibition of Fine Arts," The Literary Digest, August 8, 1896, p. 460

The Junior Classics: Stories of Courage and Heroism, New York, 1918, illustrated after p. 66

Jennifer A. Martin Bienenstock, "Gari Melchers and the Belgian Art World 1882-1908," Gari Melchers, a Retrospective Exhibition, exh. cat, Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, Florida and travelling, 1990-1991, pp. 82, 89

Lois Marie Fink, American Art at the Nineteenth Century Paris Salons, Cambridge, 1990, pp. 278, 379 

Gabriel P. Weisberg, Beyond Impressionism: The Natural Impulse, New York, 1992, p. 154, illustrated p. 156 

D. Dodge Thompson, "Charles Sprague Pearce," Antiques the Magazine, November 1993, p. 685, illustrated 

Mary Lublin, A Rare Elegance: The Paintings of Charles Sprague Pearce, exh. cat., 1993, p. 36, illustrated p. 74, no. 25

Emmanuelle Amiot-Saulnier, "L'influence de Jules Bastien-Lepage: un passage vers la modernité, Jules Bastien-Lepage (1848-1884), exh. cat., Museé d'Orsay, Paris; Centre Mondial de la Paix, March 2007-September 2007, p. 67 

Gabriel P. Weisberg, et al, Illusions of Reality: Naturalist Painting, Photography, and Cinema 1875–1918,, 2011, p. 94, fig. 92, illustrated

Paris, Salon des artistes français, 1887, no. 1849

Le salon de Bruxelles (Brussels Triennial), 1887

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, (annual exhibition), 1888, no. 178

Chicago, Interstate Industrial Exposition, 1888

New York, National Academy of Design, 1889

Loan Exhibition, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1890 (lent by Shadrach H. Pearce, the artist's father)

Berlin, Internationale Kunst-Ausstellung1891

Berlin, Exhibition of Fine Arts, 1896

New York, The Jordan-Volpe Gallery, A Rare Elegance: The Paintings of Charles Sprague Pearce, October 23-December 4, 1993, no. 25 (lent by a Private Collection) 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (on temporary loan, 2003-2011, by the present owner)

Amsterdam, Van Gogh Museum; Helsinki, Ateneum Art Museum, Illusions of Reality: Naturalist Painting, Photography, and Cinema 1875–1918, October 8, 2010-May 15, 2011, n.n. (lent by the present owner)

Seattle, Frye Art Museum (on temporary loan, 2012-2020, by the present owner)

Seattle, Frye Art Museum, Ties That Bind: American Artists in Europe, July 14-September 23, 2012 

Seattle, Frye Art Museum, American Portraits, May 14-August 30, 2015