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拍品詳情

布萊恩‧伯恩斯收藏愛爾蘭藝術

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Mary Swanzy, H.R.H.A.
1882-1978
THE WHITE HOUSE
signed l.r.: SWANZY; titled and inscribed no.8 on a label attached to the reverse
oil on canvas
53.5 by 46cm., 21 by 18in.
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來源

Pyms Gallery, London, 1986;
Sotheby's, London, 21 May 1998, lot 332

展覽

Paris, Galerie Bernheim-Jeune, Exposition Mme Mary Swanzy, 1925, no.3;
Dublin, Dawson Gallery, Mary Swanzy, 1976;
London, Pyms Gallery, Mary Swanzy H.R.H.A., 1986;
Washington, John F. Kennedy Center, Irish Paintings from the Collection of Brian P. Burns, 13 - 28 May 2000, illustrated p.91

相關資料

One of the pioneering artist's of her generation, Mary Swanzy's career embraced various styles, most radically in the cubist-inspired paintings influenced by her time studying in Paris and her visits to Gertrude Stein's house in 1905-6. The present work is located in Samoa, where the artist visited in 1923 after travelling to Honolulu to stay with her aunt. It is painted with a freshness of colour and confident, impressionist brushwork typical of the artist's modern approach which, as friend and artist Sarah Purser described, is 'invigorating and optimistic.' Several of these works from her travels were exhibited at the Cross Roads Studios, Honolulu in 1924 and later in Paris at a solo exhibition at the Galerie Bernheim-Jeune in 1925. There Gertrude Stein congratulated her and the New York Herald commented: 'Few painters have ventured thus far, and Mme Swanzy has shown what excellent material for the artist's brush is to be found in the tropical vegetation of the distant archipelago.' (quoted in T. Snoddy, Dictionary of Irish Artists, 20th Century (1996), p.485)  

布萊恩‧伯恩斯收藏愛爾蘭藝術

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