The European Art Sale

The European Art Sale

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Leonard Charles Nightingale

Spring in Bloom

Lot Closed

October 25, 03:27 PM GMT


30,000 - 50,000 USD

Lot Details


Leonard Charles Nightingale


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

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.