John La Farge
1835 - 1910
MULI PAI PAI, SAMOA
signed 'J. La Farge' and titled 'Muli Pai Pai/Samoa' (lower right)
watercolor on paper
10 3/4 by 21 3/4 inches (27.3 by 55.2 cm)
Charles Merritt, New York
Graham Gallery, New York, 1967
Sold: Sotheby's, New York, April 17, 1982, lot 127
Private collection, New York (acquired at the above sale)
Berry-Hill Galleries, Inc., New York
Private collection, New York (acquired from the above)
Boston, Massachusetts, Doll & Richards, 'Exhibition and Private Sale of Paintings in Water Color and Oil from South Sea Islands and Japan', February 14-20, 1895, no. 28.
New York, Durand-Ruel Galleries, and elsewhere, 'Paintings, Studies, Sketches and Drawings, Mostly Records of Travel 1886 and 1890-91 by John La Farge', February -March, 1895, no. 134.
Boston, Massachusetts, Doll & Richards, 'Exhibition and Private Sale of Paintings in Water Color and Oil Chiefly from South Sea Islands', February 14-27, 1896, no. 7.
Cleveland, Ohio, Gallery of the Picture Exhibition Society, and elsewhere, 'Paintings, Studies, Sketches and Drawings, Mostly Records of Travel, 1886 and 1890-91, by John La Farge', December 23, 1896-March 20, 1897, no. 50.
New York, Wunderlich & Company, 'Catalogue of Works by John La Farge', March-April 1897, no. 31.
Worcester, Massachusetts, Davies Art Galleries, 'Watercolors by John La Farge', April, 1898, no. 18.
St. Louis, Missouri, St. Louis Museum of Fine Art, 'A Group of Paintings, Studies and Sketches, Records of Travel in 1886, 1890 and 1891 by John La Farge', March, 1907, no. 51.
New York, Cultural Center, and elsewhere, 'Three Centuries of the American Nude', May -November, 1975, no. 152
"Exhibition of Paintings by John La Farge and His Son," 'Boston Evening Transcript', February 15, 1896, p. 9.
"Art," 'Chicago Times Herald', February 7, 1897, p. 31.
W.H. Gerdts, 'The Great American Nude', New York, 1974, pp. 132-34, illustrated.
The New York Cultural Center, 'Three Centuries of the American Nude', exhibition catalogue, New York, 1975, p. 12, no. 152