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Sale 121 Lot 77

John La Farge
(American, 1835-1910)
A Chief’s Tomb, 1890
watercolor on paper laid to board
signed ‘La Farge Samoa -‘ and inscribed with title lower right
7 3/8″ x 10 1/4″

Provenance:
The Artist
[With] Doll & Richards, Boston, Massachusetts, 1893
Edward William Hooper, acquired from the above, 1893
Estate of the above, 1901
John Chipman Gray, Boston, Massachusetts, 1911 (probably)
Private Collection, by descent, 1970
Acquired by present owner from the above

Exhibitions:
Water Color and Oil Paintings by Mr. John La Farge on Exhibition and Sale, Doll & Richards, Boston, Massachusetts, 10 through 22 March 1893, no. 8 (as A Chief’s Tomb. Samoa. Evening Study.)

Paintings, Studies, Sketches and Drawings, Mostly Records of Travel 1886 and 1890-91 by John La Farge, Durand-Ruel Galleries, New York, New York, 25 February through 05 March 1895, p. 21, no. 74

Études, esquisses, dessins: Souvenirs et notes de voyage (1886 et 1890-91) par John La Farge, Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France, 24 April through 31 May 1895, no. 73

La Farge Memorial Exhibition, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts, 01 through 31 January 1911

Literature:
La Farge, John, “Passages from a Diary in the Pacific: A First Day in the South Seas”, Scribner’s Magazine, June 1901, vol. 29, p. 683

$37,500

Condition Report:
Frame: 15 5/8" x 18 1/16"
Please contact Toomey & Co. Auctioneers for a detailed condition report: info@toomeyco.com or 708-383-5234.

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