Lot 136: JOHN LA FARGE | Study of Fog Effect, Brenton's Cove
20 October 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: oil on panel
Surface is generally in good condition, aside from a few small spots of frame abrasion at upper center and lower center edges. Under ultraviolet light: an old, greenish, varnish; no apparent inpainting.
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Moritz Bernard Phillip, New York (acquired directly from the artist, 1884)
Mrs. Moritz Bernard Phillip (the artist, Jane Peterson and sold: Plaza Galleries, New York, December 2, 1965, lot 266)
Victor Spark, New York (acquired from the above sale and sold: Richard A. Bourne Company, Hyannis, October 17, 1970, lot 190)
J.N. Bartfield, New York (acquired from the above)
Rosenstock Arts, Denver (acquired from the above, 1984)
Thomas Colville, Inc., New York (acquired from the above, 1984)
Acquired from the above by the present owner, 1984
Dimensions: 12 by 9 1/4 inches
New York, Society of American Artists, Catalogue of the Fourth Annual Exhibition, 1881, no. 77
Munich, Illustriter Katalog der Internationalen Kunstausstellung, 1883, no. 1132
Medium: oil on panel