Lot 58: F. LUIS MORA, American (1874-1940), Self Portrait, oil on canvas, signed lower right and dated ''97., 22 x 35 1/2 inches
October 27, 2016
Milford, CT, USALive Auction
F. LUIS MORA
oil on canvas, signed lower right and dated ''97.
22 x 35 1/2 inches
Provenance: Estate of Jo Mora, Jr., nephew of F. Luis Mora; Private Collection, Connecticut.
Exhibitions: Mattatuck Museum Arts and History Center, Waterbury, Connecticut, "F. Luis Mora and the Expression of Beauty," September 25, 2009 - February 7, 2010.
Literature: Baron, Lynne Pauls, "F. Luis Mora: America''s First Hispanic Master," Falk Art Reference: Madison, CT (2008), p. 60. A copy of the book accompanies the Lot.
Other Notes: In 1897, Mora was twenty-three years old, and working as an instructor at the Chase School of Art in New York City. The school was named for its owner, William Merritt Chase, who was Mora''s mentor. In homage to Chase, the background relief in Mora''s self-portrait is painted in the Impressionist style. The figure is Realistic, as were all of Mora''s figures in that era. Thanks to Lynne Pauls Baron author of "F. Luis Mora, America''s First Hispanic Master," for her assistance in cataloging this lot.
Tags: Portraiture, Impressionist / Impressionism
Condition: Very Good/Good
Frame: Superior Quality Reproduction
Scattered lines of inpaint throughout.
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