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James Carroll Beckwith American, 1852-1917 Back of J. F. Millet's Garden (J. F. Millet's House from the Fields), 1874

Estimated Price: $5,000 - $7,000

Description: James Carroll Beckwith American, 1852-1917 Back of J. F. Millet's Garden (J. F. Millet's House from the Fields), 1874 Signed Carroll Beckwith, inscribed Barbizon and dated 1874 (lr); inscribed on an old label on the reverse J. F. Millet's House from / the fields Oil on panel 10 1/4 x 13 3/4 inches Provenance: Simon Parkes, New York Sale, Christies, New York, Fine American Paintings, Drawings & Sculpture, Jul. 17, 2002, lot 52 Exhibited: New York, Berry-Hill Galleries, Inc., Intimate Revelations, the Art of Carroll Beckwith, Dec. 1, 1999-Jan 15, 2000 The present work depicts the home of Jean-Francois Millet in Barbizon, France. It is unclear whether Beckwith, at the time a student in the atelier of Emile-Auguste Carolus-Duran, ever met the older artist, who died in 1875. A posthumous portrait sketch of Millet by Beckwith drawn for an article by T. H. Bartlett, "Barbizon and Jean-Francois Millet," that appeared in the June, 1890 issue of Scribner's Magazine, was based upon an 1864 photograph by Eugene Cuvelier,. C 

Condition Report: Edges fluoresce under UV exam; possibly selectively removed varnish. Affixed to the reverse is a handwritten note in a later hand : In pencil / Back of Millet's / garden - Barbizon / France in 1874. / when I was living at Siron's. / Carroll Beckwith. Any condition statement is given as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Doyle New York shall have no responsibility for any error or omission. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging.

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