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Leonard Charles Nightingale

Spring in Bloom

Estimate:

30,000 to - 50,000 USD

Leonard Charles Nightingale

Leonard Charles Nightingale

Spring in Bloom

Spring in Bloom

Estimate:

30,000 to - 50,000 USD

Lot sold:

18,900

USD

Leonard Charles Nightingale

British

1830 - 1940

Spring in Bloom


signed L.C.N. (lower right)

oil on canvas

canvas: 48 by 36¼ in.; 121.9 by 92 cm

framed: 63 by 53½ in.; 160 by 135.8 cm


The canvas is not lined. The paint surface is in good condition and is under a slightly soiled varnish. Under UV light, a circa 18 inch vertical line of inpainting that runs from the top of the marble ledge to the bottom of the steps that does not appear as a repair on the reverse; scattered spots of inpainting in her dress and back; an old varnish is visible along the left and right edges.


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Sale: Christie's, London, 1950
Private collection, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner
Leonard Charles Nightingale painted mostly domestic figurative scenes and flowers and exhibited at both the Royal Academy and the Royal Society of British Artists in London. Reaching for a branch of blossoms, this elegantly dressed woman exemplifies the blithe aestheticism that characterizes many of Nightingale’s airy and cheerful scenes of carefree figures in nature.