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Landscape painter, Still life painter, Painter, Pastel Artist, b. 1865 - d. 1936

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    • William S. Horton
      Jun. 05, 2024

      William S. Horton

      Est: $700 - $900

      (American, 1865-1936) Whitby Abbey, and Panorama of Sea and Country, inscribed backing verso '#767 Whitby Abbey, and Panorama of Sea and Country/From the Collection of the Artist son W. Gray Horton', also numbered in pencil lower right recto '767', watercolor on paper, 8 x 10 in.; gilt wood frame, 15-1/4 x 17-1/4 in. Provenance: W. Gray Horton, the Artist's Son: The Collection of Clare and Jared Edwards, West Hartford, Connecticut

      Brunk Auctions
    • WILLIAM SAMUEL HORTON (AMERICAN 1865-1936).
      Apr. 07, 2024

      WILLIAM SAMUEL HORTON (AMERICAN 1865-1936).

      Est: $400 - $600

      'Tower Shadows'. 1930. Pastel on paper. Signed and dated lower right. Verso: An Art Exhibition Bureau label. From a Stamford, CT collection. Dimensions: Site: Frame: 29.25" h x 34.5" w.

      Clarke Auction Gallery
    • WILLIAM SAMUEL HORTON, American 1865-1936, A View of Pontarlier, France, oil on panel, 17 x 21 3/4 in. (43.2 x 55.2 cm.), Frame: 26 x 2 x 30 1/2 in. (66 x 5.1 x 77.5 cm.)
      Jan. 18, 2024

      WILLIAM SAMUEL HORTON, American 1865-1936, A View of Pontarlier, France, oil on panel, 17 x 21 3/4 in. (43.2 x 55.2 cm.), Frame: 26 x 2 x 30 1/2 in. (66 x 5.1 x 77.5 cm.)

      Est: $600 - $800

      WILLIAM SAMUEL HORTON American, 1865-1936 A View of Pontarlier, France oil on panel signed lower left "W.S. Horton", titled and signed on the reverse, artist estate stamped on the reverse

      Shannon's
    • Plage de Houlgate
      Oct. 23, 2023

      Plage de Houlgate

      Est: €24,000 - €35,000

      Property from a Distinguished Belgian Collection William Samuel Horton 1865 - 1936 Plage de Houlgate oil on canvas 64,7 x 75,2 cm; 25½ x 29⅝ in. Painted circa 1910-13. __________________________________________________________________________ Provenant d'une Prestigieuse Collection Belge William Samuel Horton 1865 - 1936 Plage de Houlgate oil on canvas 64,7 x 75,2 cm; 25½ x 29⅝ in. Painted circa 1910-13.

      Sotheby's
    • Champ de choux
      Oct. 23, 2023

      Champ de choux

      Est: €5,000 - €7,000

      Property from a Distinguished Belgian Collection William Samuel Horton 1865 - 1936 Champ de choux oil on canvas 55 x 73,5 cm; 21⅝ x 29 in. __________________________________________________________________________ Provenant d'une Prestigieuse Collection Belge William Samuel Horton 1865 - 1936 Champ de choux huile sur toile 55 x 73,5 cm; 21⅝ x 29 in.

      Sotheby's
    • Nature morte
      Oct. 23, 2023

      Nature morte

      Est: €5,000 - €7,000

      Property from a Distinguished Belgian Collection William Samuel Horton 1865 - 1936 Nature morte oil on canvas 60 x 73,3 cm; 23⅝ x 28⅞ in. __________________________________________________________________________ Provenant d'une Prestigieuse Collection Belge William Samuel Horton 1865 - 1936 Nature morte huile sur toile 60 x 73,3 cm; 23⅝ x 28⅞ in.

      Sotheby's
    • Att. to William Samuel Horton (1865 - 1936) Pastel
      Sep. 17, 2023

      Att. to William Samuel Horton (1865 - 1936) Pastel

      Est: $250 - $500

      A scene depicting a stream, apparently unsigned. In a good gilt gesso frame. Dimensions: Sight is 18 1/2" x 24 1/2", the frame 29" x 35".

      Locati LLC
    • WILLIAM SAMUEL HORTON (AMERICAN 1865-1936)
      Jul. 25, 2023

      WILLIAM SAMUEL HORTON (AMERICAN 1865-1936)

      Est: £300 - £500

      WILLIAM SAMUEL HORTON (AMERICAN 1865-1936) Property from the Estate of the Artist WILLIAM SAMUEL HORTON (AMERICAN 1865-1936) The mooring signed WS Horton (lower right) pastel 47 x 62 cm William Samuel Horton is considered by critics to be one of the leading members of American Impressionism, best-known for his Monetesque sunsets and sunrises, Swiss Alpine landscapes, New York skylines and Norwegian fjord scenes. Horton parted with few of his works during his lifetime, and we are proud to offer 16 vivid and scintillant pastels from the estate of the artist in our 29th June auction. Exemplifying the artist’s unique abilities as a colourist, these extraordinary works on paper demonstrate the artist’s mastery of pastel. W.S. Horton grew up in a wealthy family and left home in 1883 to study at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Art Students League of New York. In 1892, Horton married the New York debutante Carlotta Lorrie Gray and in 1893 they moved to Holland, later settling in Paris where Horton joined the Académie Julian art school. It was Paris that perhaps had the greatest influence on the artist’s stylistic development, as whilst studying in the French capital he befriended and worked closely alongside some of the leading Impressionist artists including Whistler, Pissarro, Degas and Monet. In 1918 Horton moved to England, continuing to travel often to Europe, painting and sketching scenes in Switzerland, France and Italy. During his travels the artist developed his own Impressionist style, and like Monet focussed on the effects of light on colour, atmosphere, form, shadow and shapes. Like the founding Impressionist, Horton painted the same motif or scene at different times of the day, studying the effect of the light. Examples include his 1934 dramatic sunsets and sunrises over the coastal fjords, planes and mountains of Norway, his recognisable cityscapes of the New York skyline, most notably of the Ritz and Heckscher towers (1924-1930) and his snowy landscapes of the Swiss Alps. In 1935 the artist travelled to Asia (China, Singapore, India and Indonesia), continuing to paint and sketch, including on board ships. W.S. Horton and his wife were relatively wealthy during their lifetime, selling few of his artworks. When Horton died in 1936 he left over 1000 oils, pastels and drawings to their son William Gray, who organised a retrospective exhibition of his father’s work at the Galerie Charpentier, Paris in 1939, which included an appreciation text by the famous art critic Louis Vauxcelles. Horton’s works can be found in the permanent collections of the Musée d'Orsay, Paris, the Musée National d'Art Moderne, Paris and the National Museum, Stockholm.

      Chiswick Auctions
    • WILLIAM SAMUEL HORTON (AMERICAN 1865-1936)
      Jul. 25, 2023

      WILLIAM SAMUEL HORTON (AMERICAN 1865-1936)

      Est: £300 - £500

      WILLIAM SAMUEL HORTON (AMERICAN 1865-1936) Property from the Estate of the Artist WILLIAM SAMUEL HORTON (AMERICAN 1865-1936) Bathers signed and dated William S. Horton 1918 (lower right) oil on canvas 63 x 77.5 cm William Samuel Horton is considered by critics to be one of the leading members of American Impressionism, best-known for his Monetesque sunsets and sunrises, Swiss Alpine landscapes, New York skylines and Norwegian fjord scenes. Horton parted with few of his works during his lifetime, and we are proud to offer 16 vivid and scintillant pastels from the estate of the artist in our 29th June auction. Exemplifying the artist’s unique abilities as a colourist, these extraordinary works on paper demonstrate the artist’s mastery of pastel. W.S. Horton grew up in a wealthy family and left home in 1883 to study at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Art Students League of New York. In 1892, Horton married the New York debutante Carlotta Lorrie Gray and in 1893 they moved to Holland, later settling in Paris where Horton joined the Académie Julian art school. It was Paris that perhaps had the greatest influence on the artist’s stylistic development, as whilst studying in the French capital he befriended and worked closely alongside some of the leading Impressionist artists including Whistler, Pissarro, Degas and Monet. In 1918 Horton moved to England, continuing to travel often to Europe, painting and sketching scenes in Switzerland, France and Italy. During his travels the artist developed his own Impressionist style, and like Monet focussed on the effects of light on colour, atmosphere, form, shadow and shapes. Like the founding Impressionist, Horton painted the same motif or scene at different times of the day, studying the effect of the light. Examples include his 1934 dramatic sunsets and sunrises over the coastal fjords, planes and mountains of Norway, his recognisable cityscapes of the New York skyline, most notably of the Ritz and Heckscher towers (1924-1930) and his snowy landscapes of the Swiss Alps. In 1935 the artist travelled to Asia (China, Singapore, India and Indonesia), continuing to paint and sketch, including on board ships. W.S. Horton and his wife were relatively wealthy during their lifetime, selling few of his artworks. When Horton died in 1936 he left over 1000 oils, pastels and drawings to their son William Gray, who organised a retrospective exhibition of his father’s work at the Galerie Charpentier, Paris in 1939, which included an appreciation text by the famous art critic Louis Vauxcelles. Horton’s works can be found in the permanent collections of the Musée d'Orsay, Paris, the Musée National d'Art Moderne, Paris and the National Museum, Stockholm.

      Chiswick Auctions
    • WILLIAM SAMUEL HORTON (AMERICAN 1865-1936)
      Jul. 25, 2023

      WILLIAM SAMUEL HORTON (AMERICAN 1865-1936)

      Est: £200 - £300

      WILLIAM SAMUEL HORTON (AMERICAN 1865-1936) Property from the Estate of the Artist WILLIAM SAMUEL HORTON (AMERICAN 1865-1936) Tranquil landscape signed W. S. Horton (lower left) gouache on canvas board 27 x 31,5 cm William Samuel Horton is considered by critics to be one of the leading members of American Impressionism, best-known for his Monetesque sunsets and sunrises, Swiss Alpine landscapes, New York skylines and Norwegian fjord scenes. Horton parted with few of his works during his lifetime, and we are proud to offer 16 vivid and scintillant pastels from the estate of the artist in our 29th June auction. Exemplifying the artist’s unique abilities as a colourist, these extraordinary works on paper demonstrate the artist’s mastery of pastel. W.S. Horton grew up in a wealthy family and left home in 1883 to study at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Art Students League of New York. In 1892, Horton married the New York debutante Carlotta Lorrie Gray and in 1893 they moved to Holland, later settling in Paris where Horton joined the Académie Julian art school. It was Paris that perhaps had the greatest influence on the artist’s stylistic development, as whilst studying in the French capital he befriended and worked closely alongside some of the leading Impressionist artists including Whistler, Pissarro, Degas and Monet. In 1918 Horton moved to England, continuing to travel often to Europe, painting and sketching scenes in Switzerland, France and Italy. During his travels the artist developed his own Impressionist style, and like Monet focussed on the effects of light on colour, atmosphere, form, shadow and shapes. Like the founding Impressionist, Horton painted the same motif or scene at different times of the day, studying the effect of the light. Examples include his 1934 dramatic sunsets and sunrises over the coastal fjords, planes and mountains of Norway, his recognisable cityscapes of the New York skyline, most notably of the Ritz and Heckscher towers (1924-1930) and his snowy landscapes of the Swiss Alps. In 1935 the artist travelled to Asia (China, Singapore, India and Indonesia), continuing to paint and sketch, including on board ships. W.S. Horton and his wife were relatively wealthy during their lifetime, selling few of his artworks. When Horton died in 1936 he left over 1000 oils, pastels and drawings to their son William Gray, who organised a retrospective exhibition of his father’s work at the Galerie Charpentier, Paris in 1939, which included an appreciation text by the famous art critic Louis Vauxcelles. Horton’s works can be found in the permanent collections of the Musée d'Orsay, Paris, the Musée National d'Art Moderne, Paris and the National Museum, Stockholm.

      Chiswick Auctions
    • WILLIAM SAMUEL HORTON (AMERICAN 1865-1936)
      Jul. 25, 2023

      WILLIAM SAMUEL HORTON (AMERICAN 1865-1936)

      Est: £300 - £500

      WILLIAM SAMUEL HORTON (AMERICAN 1865-1936) Property from the Estate of the Artist WILLIAM SAMUEL HORTON (AMERICAN 1865-1936) Bend of the river inscribed, signed and dated 1912 on the reverse gouache on cardboard 43 x 55 cm William Samuel Horton is considered by critics to be one of the leading members of American Impressionism, best-known for his Monetesque sunsets and sunrises, Swiss Alpine landscapes, New York skylines and Norwegian fjord scenes. Horton parted with few of his works during his lifetime, and we are proud to offer 16 vivid and scintillant pastels from the estate of the artist in our 29th June auction. Exemplifying the artist’s unique abilities as a colourist, these extraordinary works on paper demonstrate the artist’s mastery of pastel. W.S. Horton grew up in a wealthy family and left home in 1883 to study at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Art Students League of New York. In 1892, Horton married the New York debutante Carlotta Lorrie Gray and in 1893 they moved to Holland, later settling in Paris where Horton joined the Académie Julian art school. It was Paris that perhaps had the greatest influence on the artist’s stylistic development, as whilst studying in the French capital he befriended and worked closely alongside some of the leading Impressionist artists including Whistler, Pissarro, Degas and Monet. In 1918 Horton moved to England, continuing to travel often to Europe, painting and sketching scenes in Switzerland, France and Italy. During his travels the artist developed his own Impressionist style, and like Monet focussed on the effects of light on colour, atmosphere, form, shadow and shapes. Like the founding Impressionist, Horton painted the same motif or scene at different times of the day, studying the effect of the light. Examples include his 1934 dramatic sunsets and sunrises over the coastal fjords, planes and mountains of Norway, his recognisable cityscapes of the New York skyline, most notably of the Ritz and Heckscher towers (1924-1930) and his snowy landscapes of the Swiss Alps. In 1935 the artist travelled to Asia (China, Singapore, India and Indonesia), continuing to paint and sketch, including on board ships. W.S. Horton and his wife were relatively wealthy during their lifetime, selling few of his artworks. When Horton died in 1936 he left over 1000 oils, pastels and drawings to their son William Gray, who organised a retrospective exhibition of his father’s work at the Galerie Charpentier, Paris in 1939, which included an appreciation text by the famous art critic Louis Vauxcelles. Horton’s works can be found in the permanent collections of the Musée d'Orsay, Paris, the Musée National d'Art Moderne, Paris and the National Museum, Stockholm.

      Chiswick Auctions
    • WILLIAM SAMUEL HORTON (AMERICAN 1865-1936)
      Jul. 25, 2023

      WILLIAM SAMUEL HORTON (AMERICAN 1865-1936)

      Est: £300 - £500

      WILLIAM SAMUEL HORTON (AMERICAN 1865-1936) Property from the Estate of the Artist WILLIAM SAMUEL HORTON (AMERICAN 1865-1936) Seascape pastel 46 x 60.5 cm William Samuel Horton is considered by critics to be one of the leading members of American Impressionism, best-known for his Monetesque sunsets and sunrises, Swiss Alpine landscapes, New York skylines and Norwegian fjord scenes. Horton parted with few of his works during his lifetime, and we are proud to offer 16 vivid and scintillant pastels from the estate of the artist in our 29th June auction. Exemplifying the artist’s unique abilities as a colourist, these extraordinary works on paper demonstrate the artist’s mastery of pastel. W.S. Horton grew up in a wealthy family and left home in 1883 to study at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Art Students League of New York. In 1892, Horton married the New York debutante Carlotta Lorrie Gray and in 1893 they moved to Holland, later settling in Paris where Horton joined the Académie Julian art school. It was Paris that perhaps had the greatest influence on the artist’s stylistic development, as whilst studying in the French capital he befriended and worked closely alongside some of the leading Impressionist artists including Whistler, Pissarro, Degas and Monet. In 1918 Horton moved to England, continuing to travel often to Europe, painting and sketching scenes in Switzerland, France and Italy. During his travels the artist developed his own Impressionist style, and like Monet focussed on the effects of light on colour, atmosphere, form, shadow and shapes. Like the founding Impressionist, Horton painted the same motif or scene at different times of the day, studying the effect of the light. Examples include his 1934 dramatic sunsets and sunrises over the coastal fjords, planes and mountains of Norway, his recognisable cityscapes of the New York skyline, most notably of the Ritz and Heckscher towers (1924-1930) and his snowy landscapes of the Swiss Alps. In 1935 the artist travelled to Asia (China, Singapore, India and Indonesia), continuing to paint and sketch, including on board ships. W.S. Horton and his wife were relatively wealthy during their lifetime, selling few of his artworks. When Horton died in 1936 he left over 1000 oils, pastels and drawings to their son William Gray, who organised a retrospective exhibition of his father’s work at the Galerie Charpentier, Paris in 1939, which included an appreciation text by the famous art critic Louis Vauxcelles. Horton’s works can be found in the permanent collections of the Musée d'Orsay, Paris, the Musée National d'Art Moderne, Paris and the National Museum, Stockholm.

      Chiswick Auctions
    • WILLIAM SAMUEL HORTON (AMERICAN 1865-1936)
      Jul. 25, 2023

      WILLIAM SAMUEL HORTON (AMERICAN 1865-1936)

      Est: £300 - £500

      WILLIAM SAMUEL HORTON (AMERICAN 1865-1936) Property from the Estate of the Artist WILLIAM SAMUEL HORTON (AMERICAN 1865-1936) Seascape with clouds signed W S Horton (lower right) pastel 48 x 63 cm William Samuel Horton is considered by critics to be one of the leading members of American Impressionism, best-known for his Monetesque sunsets and sunrises, Swiss Alpine landscapes, New York skylines and Norwegian fjord scenes. Horton parted with few of his works during his lifetime, and we are proud to offer 16 vivid and scintillant pastels from the estate of the artist in our 29th June auction. Exemplifying the artist’s unique abilities as a colourist, these extraordinary works on paper demonstrate the artist’s mastery of pastel. W.S. Horton grew up in a wealthy family and left home in 1883 to study at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Art Students League of New York. In 1892, Horton married the New York debutante Carlotta Lorrie Gray and in 1893 they moved to Holland, later settling in Paris where Horton joined the Académie Julian art school. It was Paris that perhaps had the greatest influence on the artist’s stylistic development, as whilst studying in the French capital he befriended and worked closely alongside some of the leading Impressionist artists including Whistler, Pissarro, Degas and Monet. In 1918 Horton moved to England, continuing to travel often to Europe, painting and sketching scenes in Switzerland, France and Italy. During his travels the artist developed his own Impressionist style, and like Monet focussed on the effects of light on colour, atmosphere, form, shadow and shapes. Like the founding Impressionist, Horton painted the same motif or scene at different times of the day, studying the effect of the light. Examples include his 1934 dramatic sunsets and sunrises over the coastal fjords, planes and mountains of Norway, his recognisable cityscapes of the New York skyline, most notably of the Ritz and Heckscher towers (1924-1930) and his snowy landscapes of the Swiss Alps. In 1935 the artist travelled to Asia (China, Singapore, India and Indonesia), continuing to paint and sketch, including on board ships. W.S. Horton and his wife were relatively wealthy during their lifetime, selling few of his artworks. When Horton died in 1936 he left over 1000 oils, pastels and drawings to their son William Gray, who organised a retrospective exhibition of his father’s work at the Galerie Charpentier, Paris in 1939, which included an appreciation text by the famous art critic Louis Vauxcelles. Horton’s works can be found in the permanent collections of the Musée d'Orsay, Paris, the Musée National d'Art Moderne, Paris and the National Museum, Stockholm.

      Chiswick Auctions
    • WILLIAM SAMUEL HORTON (AMERICAN 1865 - 1936)
      Jul. 12, 2023

      WILLIAM SAMUEL HORTON (AMERICAN 1865 - 1936)

      Est: £300 - £500

      WILLIAM SAMUEL HORTON (AMERICAN 1865 - 1936) WILLIAM SAMUEL HORTON (AMERICAN 1865 - 1936) A ghat in Benares signed W. S. HORTON (lower right) pastel 47 x 61 cm William Samuel Horton is considered by critics to be one of the leading members of American Impressionism, best-known for his Monetesque sunsets and sunrises, Swiss Alpine landscapes, New York skylines and Norwegian fjord scenes. Horton parted with few of his works during his lifetime, and we are proud to offer 16 vivid and scintillant pastels from the estate of the artist in our 29th June auction. Exemplifying the artist’s unique abilities as a colourist, these extraordinary works on paper demonstrate the artist’s mastery of pastel. W.S. Horton grew up in a wealthy family and left home in 1883 to study at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Art Students League of New York. In 1892, Horton married the New York debutante Carlotta Lorrie Gray and in 1893 they moved to Holland, later settling in Paris where Horton joined the Académie Julian art school. It was Paris that perhaps had the greatest influence on the artist’s stylistic development, as whilst studying in the French capital he befriended and worked closely alongside some of the leading Impressionist artists including Whistler, Pissarro, Degas and Monet. In 1918 Horton moved to England, continuing to travel often to Europe, painting and sketching scenes in Switzerland, France and Italy. During his travels the artist developed his own Impressionist style, and like Monet focussed on the effects of light on colour, atmosphere, form, shadow and shapes. Like the founding Impressionist, Horton painted the same motif or scene at different times of the day, studying the effect of the light. Examples include his 1934 dramatic sunsets and sunrises over the coastal fjords, planes and mountains of Norway, his recognisable cityscapes of the New York skyline, most notably of the Ritz and Heckscher towers (1924-1930) and his snowy landscapes of the Swiss Alps. In 1935 the artist travelled to Asia (China, Singapore, India and Indonesia), continuing to paint and sketch, including on board ships. W.S. Horton and his wife were relatively wealthy during their lifetime, selling few of his artworks. When Horton died in 1936 he left over 1000 oils, pastels and drawings to their son William Gray, who organised a retrospective exhibition of his father’s work at the Galerie Charpentier, Paris in 1939, which included an appreciation text by the famous art critic Louis Vauxcelles. Horton’s works can be found in the permanent collections of the Musée d'Orsay, Paris, the Musée National d'Art Moderne, Paris and the National Museum, Stockholm.

      Chiswick Auctions
    • WILLIAM SAMUEL HORTON (AMERICAN 1865-1936)
      Jul. 12, 2023

      WILLIAM SAMUEL HORTON (AMERICAN 1865-1936)

      Est: £300 - £500

      WILLIAM SAMUEL HORTON (AMERICAN 1865-1936) WILLIAM SAMUEL HORTON (AMERICAN 1865 - 1936) A buddhist stupa signed W S Horton (lower right) pastel 47 x 63 cm William Samuel Horton is considered by critics to be one of the leading members of American Impressionism, best-known for his Monetesque sunsets and sunrises, Swiss Alpine landscapes, New York skylines and Norwegian fjord scenes. Horton parted with few of his works during his lifetime, and we are proud to offer 16 vivid and scintillant pastels from the estate of the artist in our 29th June auction. Exemplifying the artist’s unique abilities as a colourist, these extraordinary works on paper demonstrate the artist’s mastery of pastel. W.S. Horton grew up in a wealthy family and left home in 1883 to study at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Art Students League of New York. In 1892, Horton married the New York debutante Carlotta Lorrie Gray and in 1893 they moved to Holland, later settling in Paris where Horton joined the Académie Julian art school. It was Paris that perhaps had the greatest influence on the artist’s stylistic development, as whilst studying in the French capital he befriended and worked closely alongside some of the leading Impressionist artists including Whistler, Pissarro, Degas and Monet. In 1918 Horton moved to England, continuing to travel often to Europe, painting and sketching scenes in Switzerland, France and Italy. During his travels the artist developed his own Impressionist style, and like Monet focussed on the effects of light on colour, atmosphere, form, shadow and shapes. Like the founding Impressionist, Horton painted the same motif or scene at different times of the day, studying the effect of the light. Examples include his 1934 dramatic sunsets and sunrises over the coastal fjords, planes and mountains of Norway, his recognisable cityscapes of the New York skyline, most notably of the Ritz and Heckscher towers (1924-1930) and his snowy landscapes of the Swiss Alps. In 1935 the artist travelled to Asia (China, Singapore, India and Indonesia), continuing to paint and sketch, including on board ships. W.S. Horton and his wife were relatively wealthy during their lifetime, selling few of his artworks. When Horton died in 1936 he left over 1000 oils, pastels and drawings to their son William Gray, who organised a retrospective exhibition of his father’s work at the Galerie Charpentier, Paris in 1939, which included an appreciation text by the famous art critic Louis Vauxcelles. Horton’s works can be found in the permanent collections of the Musée d'Orsay, Paris, the Musée National d'Art Moderne, Paris and the National Museum, Stockholm.

      Chiswick Auctions
    • Att. to William Samuel Horton (1865 - 1936) Pastel
      Jun. 18, 2023

      Att. to William Samuel Horton (1865 - 1936) Pastel

      Est: $250 - $500

      A scene depicting a stream, apparently unsigned. In a good gilt gesso frame.

      Locati LLC
    • William Samuel Horton (American, 1865–1936) Italian Landscape
      Jun. 06, 2023

      William Samuel Horton (American, 1865–1936) Italian Landscape

      Est: $5,000 - $8,000

      Signed 'Horton' lower right, oil on board 17¼ x 21½ in. (43.8x54.6cm) Provenance Hammer Galleries, New York, New York. Collection of Harrison Eiteljorg, Sr., Indianapolis, Indiana. By descent in the Eiteljorg family. Private Collection, Pennsylvania.

      Freeman's
    • William Samuel Horton (American, 1865–1936) Beggars on the Balcony
      Jun. 06, 2023

      William Samuel Horton (American, 1865–1936) Beggars on the Balcony

      Est: $3,000 - $5,000

      Signed 'W.S. Horton' lower right, oil on canvas 25 ½ x 30 ½ in. (64.8 x 77.5cm) Provenance Babcock Galleries, New York, New York. Private Collection, Texas.

      Freeman's
    • William Samuel Horton, New York, Michigan / France (1865-1936), cityscape, pastel on paper, 23 1/2"H x 17 7/8"W (sight), 30 3/4"H x 25"W (frame)
      Apr. 29, 2023

      William Samuel Horton, New York, Michigan / France (1865-1936), cityscape, pastel on paper, 23 1/2"H x 17 7/8"W (sight), 30 3/4"H x 25"W (frame)

      Est: $400 - $600

      William Samuel Horton New York, Michigan / France, (1865-1936) cityscape pastel on paper Signed lower right. Condition: While it has not been examined out of the glass, there is no evident fading, staining, warping or inclusions on any portion of the paper. It is framed underglass and matted. Biography from the Archives of askART: A landscape painter, William Horton lived and worked primarily in Paris where he was a member of the Societe Moderne, the Societe Internationale, and the Salon d'Automne*. He was a wealthy man and a friend of artists who became famous such as Monet and Degas and other Impressionists. He was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and was raised in North Dakota. His first art-related job was as an illustrator for Northwest Magazine. Disinherited by his family because of his commitment to art, he studied first at the Art Institute of Chicago* and then at the Art Student's League* and the National Academy of Design* in New York. He married in 1892, and the couple went to Paris where he enrolled in the Academy Julian* and where they lived the remainder of their lives, becoming very active in the American-French art community and exhibiting regularly in the salons. Between 1926 and 1928, on a return to the United States, he did a series of views of New York skyscrapers because he was inspired by their appearance of establishing the position of human beings on the earth. When he died, his estate had over 1000 oils and pastels and watercolors. Partial Source: Peter Hastings Falk, Editor, Who Was Who in American Art

      Ripley Auctions
    • WILLIAM SAMUEL HORTON (AMERICAN 1865-1936)
      Mar. 31, 2023

      WILLIAM SAMUEL HORTON (AMERICAN 1865-1936)

      Est: £200 - £300

      WILLIAM SAMUEL HORTON (AMERICAN 1865-1936) Property from the Estate of the Artist WILLIAM SAMUEL HORTON (AMERICAN 1865-1936) Wintery view of valley with village pastel 47 x 62 cm William Samuel Horton is considered by critics to be one of the leading members of American Impressionism, best-known for his Monetesque sunsets and sunrises, Swiss Alpine landscapes, New York skylines and Norwegian fjord scenes. Horton parted with few of his works during his lifetime, and we are proud to offer 15 vivid and scintillant pastels from the estate of the artist in our current auction. Exemplifying the artist’s unique abilities as a colourist, these extraordinary works on paper demonstrate the artist’s mastery of pastel. W.S. Horton grew up in a wealthy family and left home in 1883 to study at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Art Students League of New York. In 1892, Horton married the New York debutante Carlotta Lorrie Gray and in 1893 they moved to Holland, later settling in Paris where Horton joined the Académie Julian art school. It was Paris that perhaps had the greatest influence on the artist’s stylistic development, as whilst studying in the French capital he befriended and worked closely alongside some of the leading Impressionist artists including Whistler, Pissarro, Degas and Monet. In 1918 Horton moved to England, continuing to travel often to Europe, painting and sketching scenes in Switzerland, France and Italy. During his travels the artist developed his own Impressionist style, and like Monet focussed on the effects of light on colour, atmosphere, form, shadow and shapes. Like the founding Impressionist, Horton painted the same motif or scene at different times of the day, studying the effect of the light. Examples include his 1934 dramatic sunsets and sunrises over the coastal fjords, planes and mountains of Norway, his recognisable cityscapes of the New York skyline, most notably of the Ritz and Heckscher towers (1924-1930) and his snowy landscapes of the Swiss Alps. In 1935 the artist travelled to Asia (China, Singapore, India and Indonesia), continuing to paint and sketch, including on board ships. W.S. Horton and his wife were relatively wealthy during their lifetime, selling few of his artworks. When Horton died in 1936 he left over 1000 oils, pastels and drawings to their son William Gray, who organised a retrospective exhibition of his father’s work at the Galerie Charpentier, Paris in 1939, which included an appreciation text by the famous art critic Louis Vauxcelles. Horton’s works can be found in the permanent collections of the Musée d'Orsay, Paris, the Musée National d'Art Moderne, Paris and the National Museum, Stockholm.

      Chiswick Auctions
    • WILLIAM SAMUEL HORTON (AMERICAN 1865-1936)
      Mar. 31, 2023

      WILLIAM SAMUEL HORTON (AMERICAN 1865-1936)

      Est: £200 - £300

      WILLIAM SAMUEL HORTON (AMERICAN 1865-1936) Property from the Estate of the Artist WILLIAM SAMUEL HORTON (AMERICAN 1865-1936) Valley and village covered in snow pastel 48 x 64 William Samuel Horton is considered by critics to be one of the leading members of American Impressionism, best-known for his Monetesque sunsets and sunrises, Swiss Alpine landscapes, New York skylines and Norwegian fjord scenes. Horton parted with few of his works during his lifetime, and we are proud to offer 15 vivid and scintillant pastels from the estate of the artist in our current auction. Exemplifying the artist’s unique abilities as a colourist, these extraordinary works on paper demonstrate the artist’s mastery of pastel. W.S. Horton grew up in a wealthy family and left home in 1883 to study at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Art Students League of New York. In 1892, Horton married the New York debutante Carlotta Lorrie Gray and in 1893 they moved to Holland, later settling in Paris where Horton joined the Académie Julian art school. It was Paris that perhaps had the greatest influence on the artist’s stylistic development, as whilst studying in the French capital he befriended and worked closely alongside some of the leading Impressionist artists including Whistler, Pissarro, Degas and Monet. In 1918 Horton moved to England, continuing to travel often to Europe, painting and sketching scenes in Switzerland, France and Italy. During his travels the artist developed his own Impressionist style, and like Monet focussed on the effects of light on colour, atmosphere, form, shadow and shapes. Like the founding Impressionist, Horton painted the same motif or scene at different times of the day, studying the effect of the light. Examples include his 1934 dramatic sunsets and sunrises over the coastal fjords, planes and mountains of Norway, his recognisable cityscapes of the New York skyline, most notably of the Ritz and Heckscher towers (1924-1930) and his snowy landscapes of the Swiss Alps. In 1935 the artist travelled to Asia (China, Singapore, India and Indonesia), continuing to paint and sketch, including on board ships. W.S. Horton and his wife were relatively wealthy during their lifetime, selling few of his artworks. When Horton died in 1936 he left over 1000 oils, pastels and drawings to their son William Gray, who organised a retrospective exhibition of his father’s work at the Galerie Charpentier, Paris in 1939, which included an appreciation text by the famous art critic Louis Vauxcelles. Horton’s works can be found in the permanent collections of the Musée d'Orsay, Paris, the Musée National d'Art Moderne, Paris and the National Museum, Stockholm.

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    • WILLIAM SAMUEL HORTON (AMERICAN 1865-1936)
      Mar. 31, 2023

      WILLIAM SAMUEL HORTON (AMERICAN 1865-1936)

      Est: £200 - £300

      WILLIAM SAMUEL HORTON (AMERICAN 1865-1936) Property from the Estate of the Artist WILLIAM SAMUEL HORTON (AMERICAN 1865-1936) A town street pastel 48 x 63 cm William Samuel Horton is considered by critics to be one of the leading members of American Impressionism, best-known for his Monetesque sunsets and sunrises, Swiss Alpine landscapes, New York skylines and Norwegian fjord scenes. Horton parted with few of his works during his lifetime, and we are proud to offer 15 vivid and scintillant pastels from the estate of the artist in our current auction. Exemplifying the artist’s unique abilities as a colourist, these extraordinary works on paper demonstrate the artist’s mastery of pastel. W.S. Horton grew up in a wealthy family and left home in 1883 to study at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Art Students League of New York. In 1892, Horton married the New York debutante Carlotta Lorrie Gray and in 1893 they moved to Holland, later settling in Paris where Horton joined the Académie Julian art school. It was Paris that perhaps had the greatest influence on the artist’s stylistic development, as whilst studying in the French capital he befriended and worked closely alongside some of the leading Impressionist artists including Whistler, Pissarro, Degas and Monet. In 1918 Horton moved to England, continuing to travel often to Europe, painting and sketching scenes in Switzerland, France and Italy. During his travels the artist developed his own Impressionist style, and like Monet focussed on the effects of light on colour, atmosphere, form, shadow and shapes. Like the founding Impressionist, Horton painted the same motif or scene at different times of the day, studying the effect of the light. Examples include his 1934 dramatic sunsets and sunrises over the coastal fjords, planes and mountains of Norway, his recognisable cityscapes of the New York skyline, most notably of the Ritz and Heckscher towers (1924-1930) and his snowy landscapes of the Swiss Alps. In 1935 the artist travelled to Asia (China, Singapore, India and Indonesia), continuing to paint and sketch, including on board ships. W.S. Horton and his wife were relatively wealthy during their lifetime, selling few of his artworks. When Horton died in 1936 he left over 1000 oils, pastels and drawings to their son William Gray, who organised a retrospective exhibition of his father’s work at the Galerie Charpentier, Paris in 1939, which included an appreciation text by the famous art critic Louis Vauxcelles. Horton’s works can be found in the permanent collections of the Musée d'Orsay, Paris, the Musée National d'Art Moderne, Paris and the National Museum, Stockholm.

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    • WILLIAM SAMUEL HORTON (AMERICAN 1865-1936)
      Mar. 31, 2023

      WILLIAM SAMUEL HORTON (AMERICAN 1865-1936)

      Est: £200 - £300

      WILLIAM SAMUEL HORTON (AMERICAN 1865-1936) Property from the Estate of the Artist WILLIAM SAMUEL HORTON (AMERICAN 1865-1936) Huts pastel 36 x 56 cm William Samuel Horton is considered by critics to be one of the leading members of American Impressionism, best-known for his Monetesque sunsets and sunrises, Swiss Alpine landscapes, New York skylines and Norwegian fjord scenes. Horton parted with few of his works during his lifetime, and we are proud to offer 15 vivid and scintillant pastels from the estate of the artist in our current auction. Exemplifying the artist’s unique abilities as a colourist, these extraordinary works on paper demonstrate the artist’s mastery of pastel. W.S. Horton grew up in a wealthy family and left home in 1883 to study at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Art Students League of New York. In 1892, Horton married the New York debutante Carlotta Lorrie Gray and in 1893 they moved to Holland, later settling in Paris where Horton joined the Académie Julian art school. It was Paris that perhaps had the greatest influence on the artist’s stylistic development, as whilst studying in the French capital he befriended and worked closely alongside some of the leading Impressionist artists including Whistler, Pissarro, Degas and Monet. In 1918 Horton moved to England, continuing to travel often to Europe, painting and sketching scenes in Switzerland, France and Italy. During his travels the artist developed his own Impressionist style, and like Monet focussed on the effects of light on colour, atmosphere, form, shadow and shapes. Like the founding Impressionist, Horton painted the same motif or scene at different times of the day, studying the effect of the light. Examples include his 1934 dramatic sunsets and sunrises over the coastal fjords, planes and mountains of Norway, his recognisable cityscapes of the New York skyline, most notably of the Ritz and Heckscher towers (1924-1930) and his snowy landscapes of the Swiss Alps. In 1935 the artist travelled to Asia (China, Singapore, India and Indonesia), continuing to paint and sketch, including on board ships. W.S. Horton and his wife were relatively wealthy during their lifetime, selling few of his artworks. When Horton died in 1936 he left over 1000 oils, pastels and drawings to their son William Gray, who organised a retrospective exhibition of his father’s work at the Galerie Charpentier, Paris in 1939, which included an appreciation text by the famous art critic Louis Vauxcelles. Horton’s works can be found in the permanent collections of the Musée d'Orsay, Paris, the Musée National d'Art Moderne, Paris and the National Museum, Stockholm.

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    • WILLIAM SAMUEL HORTON (AMERICAN 1865-1936)
      Mar. 08, 2023

      WILLIAM SAMUEL HORTON (AMERICAN 1865-1936)

      Est: £300 - £500

      WILLIAM SAMUEL HORTON (AMERICAN 1865-1936) Property from the Estate of the Artist WILLIAM SAMUEL HORTON (AMERICAN 1865-1936) A middle eastern town signed W.S.Horton (lower right) pastel 49 x 64 William Samuel Horton is considered by critics to be one of the leading members of American Impressionism, best-known for his Monetesque sunsets and sunrises, Swiss Alpine landscapes, New York skylines and Norwegian fjord scenes. Horton parted with few of his works during his lifetime, and we are proud to offer 15 vivid and scintillant pastels from the estate of the artist in our current auction. Exemplifying the artist’s unique abilities as a colourist, these extraordinary works on paper demonstrate the artist’s mastery of pastel. W.S. Horton grew up in a wealthy family and left home in 1883 to study at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Art Students League of New York. In 1892, Horton married the New York debutante Carlotta Lorrie Gray and in 1893 they moved to Holland, later settling in Paris where Horton joined the Académie Julian art school. It was Paris that perhaps had the greatest influence on the artist’s stylistic development, as whilst studying in the French capital he befriended and worked closely alongside some of the leading Impressionist artists including Whistler, Pissarro, Degas and Monet. In 1918 Horton moved to England, continuing to travel often to Europe, painting and sketching scenes in Switzerland, France and Italy. During his travels the artist developed his own Impressionist style, and like Monet focussed on the effects of light on colour, atmosphere, form, shadow and shapes. Like the founding Impressionist, Horton painted the same motif or scene at different times of the day, studying the effect of the light. Examples include his 1934 dramatic sunsets and sunrises over the coastal fjords, planes and mountains of Norway, his recognisable cityscapes of the New York skyline, most notably of the Ritz and Heckscher towers (1924-1930) and his snowy landscapes of the Swiss Alps. In 1935 the artist travelled to Asia (China, Singapore, India and Indonesia), continuing to paint and sketch, including on board ships. W.S. Horton and his wife were relatively wealthy during their lifetime, selling few of his artworks. When Horton died in 1936 he left over 1000 oils, pastels and drawings to their son William Gray, who organised a retrospective exhibition of his father’s work at the Galerie Charpentier, Paris in 1939, which included an appreciation text by the famous art critic Louis Vauxcelles. Horton’s works can be found in the permanent collections of the Musée d'Orsay, Paris, the Musée National d'Art Moderne, Paris and the National Museum, Stockholm.

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    • WILLIAM SAMUEL HORTON (AMERICAN 1865-1936)
      Mar. 08, 2023

      WILLIAM SAMUEL HORTON (AMERICAN 1865-1936)

      Est: £300 - £500

      WILLIAM SAMUEL HORTON (AMERICAN 1865-1936) Property from the Estate of the Artist WILLIAM SAMUEL HORTON (AMERICAN 1865-1936) Valley and village covered in snow pastel 48 x 64 William Samuel Horton is considered by critics to be one of the leading members of American Impressionism, best-known for his Monetesque sunsets and sunrises, Swiss Alpine landscapes, New York skylines and Norwegian fjord scenes. Horton parted with few of his works during his lifetime, and we are proud to offer 15 vivid and scintillant pastels from the estate of the artist in our current auction. Exemplifying the artist’s unique abilities as a colourist, these extraordinary works on paper demonstrate the artist’s mastery of pastel. W.S. Horton grew up in a wealthy family and left home in 1883 to study at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Art Students League of New York. In 1892, Horton married the New York debutante Carlotta Lorrie Gray and in 1893 they moved to Holland, later settling in Paris where Horton joined the Académie Julian art school. It was Paris that perhaps had the greatest influence on the artist’s stylistic development, as whilst studying in the French capital he befriended and worked closely alongside some of the leading Impressionist artists including Whistler, Pissarro, Degas and Monet. In 1918 Horton moved to England, continuing to travel often to Europe, painting and sketching scenes in Switzerland, France and Italy. During his travels the artist developed his own Impressionist style, and like Monet focussed on the effects of light on colour, atmosphere, form, shadow and shapes. Like the founding Impressionist, Horton painted the same motif or scene at different times of the day, studying the effect of the light. Examples include his 1934 dramatic sunsets and sunrises over the coastal fjords, planes and mountains of Norway, his recognisable cityscapes of the New York skyline, most notably of the Ritz and Heckscher towers (1924-1930) and his snowy landscapes of the Swiss Alps. In 1935 the artist travelled to Asia (China, Singapore, India and Indonesia), continuing to paint and sketch, including on board ships. W.S. Horton and his wife were relatively wealthy during their lifetime, selling few of his artworks. When Horton died in 1936 he left over 1000 oils, pastels and drawings to their son William Gray, who organised a retrospective exhibition of his father’s work at the Galerie Charpentier, Paris in 1939, which included an appreciation text by the famous art critic Louis Vauxcelles. Horton’s works can be found in the permanent collections of the Musée d'Orsay, Paris, the Musée National d'Art Moderne, Paris and the National Museum, Stockholm.

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    • WILLIAM SAMUEL HORTON (AMERICAN 1865-1936)
      Mar. 08, 2023

      WILLIAM SAMUEL HORTON (AMERICAN 1865-1936)

      Est: £300 - £500

      WILLIAM SAMUEL HORTON (AMERICAN 1865-1936) Property from the Estate of the Artist WILLIAM SAMUEL HORTON (AMERICAN 1865-1936) View of valley pastel 48 x 62 cm William Samuel Horton is considered by critics to be one of the leading members of American Impressionism, best-known for his Monetesque sunsets and sunrises, Swiss Alpine landscapes, New York skylines and Norwegian fjord scenes. Horton parted with few of his works during his lifetime, and we are proud to offer 15 vivid and scintillant pastels from the estate of the artist in our current auction. Exemplifying the artist’s unique abilities as a colourist, these extraordinary works on paper demonstrate the artist’s mastery of pastel. W.S. Horton grew up in a wealthy family and left home in 1883 to study at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Art Students League of New York. In 1892, Horton married the New York debutante Carlotta Lorrie Gray and in 1893 they moved to Holland, later settling in Paris where Horton joined the Académie Julian art school. It was Paris that perhaps had the greatest influence on the artist’s stylistic development, as whilst studying in the French capital he befriended and worked closely alongside some of the leading Impressionist artists including Whistler, Pissarro, Degas and Monet. In 1918 Horton moved to England, continuing to travel often to Europe, painting and sketching scenes in Switzerland, France and Italy. During his travels the artist developed his own Impressionist style, and like Monet focussed on the effects of light on colour, atmosphere, form, shadow and shapes. Like the founding Impressionist, Horton painted the same motif or scene at different times of the day, studying the effect of the light. Examples include his 1934 dramatic sunsets and sunrises over the coastal fjords, planes and mountains of Norway, his recognisable cityscapes of the New York skyline, most notably of the Ritz and Heckscher towers (1924-1930) and his snowy landscapes of the Swiss Alps. In 1935 the artist travelled to Asia (China, Singapore, India and Indonesia), continuing to paint and sketch, including on board ships. W.S. Horton and his wife were relatively wealthy during their lifetime, selling few of his artworks. When Horton died in 1936 he left over 1000 oils, pastels and drawings to their son William Gray, who organised a retrospective exhibition of his father’s work at the Galerie Charpentier, Paris in 1939, which included an appreciation text by the famous art critic Louis Vauxcelles. Horton’s works can be found in the permanent collections of the Musée d'Orsay, Paris, the Musée National d'Art Moderne, Paris and the National Museum, Stockholm.

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    • WILLIAM SAMUEL HORTON (AMERICAN 1865-1936)
      Mar. 08, 2023

      WILLIAM SAMUEL HORTON (AMERICAN 1865-1936)

      Est: £300 - £500

      WILLIAM SAMUEL HORTON (AMERICAN 1865-1936) Property from the Estate of the Artist WILLIAM SAMUEL HORTON (AMERICAN 1865-1936) A house in the woods pastel 49 x 64 William Samuel Horton is considered by critics to be one of the leading members of American Impressionism, best-known for his Monetesque sunsets and sunrises, Swiss Alpine landscapes, New York skylines and Norwegian fjord scenes. Horton parted with few of his works during his lifetime, and we are proud to offer 15 vivid and scintillant pastels from the estate of the artist in our current auction. Exemplifying the artist’s unique abilities as a colourist, these extraordinary works on paper demonstrate the artist’s mastery of pastel. W.S. Horton grew up in a wealthy family and left home in 1883 to study at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Art Students League of New York. In 1892, Horton married the New York debutante Carlotta Lorrie Gray and in 1893 they moved to Holland, later settling in Paris where Horton joined the Académie Julian art school. It was Paris that perhaps had the greatest influence on the artist’s stylistic development, as whilst studying in the French capital he befriended and worked closely alongside some of the leading Impressionist artists including Whistler, Pissarro, Degas and Monet. In 1918 Horton moved to England, continuing to travel often to Europe, painting and sketching scenes in Switzerland, France and Italy. During his travels the artist developed his own Impressionist style, and like Monet focussed on the effects of light on colour, atmosphere, form, shadow and shapes. Like the founding Impressionist, Horton painted the same motif or scene at different times of the day, studying the effect of the light. Examples include his 1934 dramatic sunsets and sunrises over the coastal fjords, planes and mountains of Norway, his recognisable cityscapes of the New York skyline, most notably of the Ritz and Heckscher towers (1924-1930) and his snowy landscapes of the Swiss Alps. In 1935 the artist travelled to Asia (China, Singapore, India and Indonesia), continuing to paint and sketch, including on board ships. W.S. Horton and his wife were relatively wealthy during their lifetime, selling few of his artworks. When Horton died in 1936 he left over 1000 oils, pastels and drawings to their son William Gray, who organised a retrospective exhibition of his father’s work at the Galerie Charpentier, Paris in 1939, which included an appreciation text by the famous art critic Louis Vauxcelles. Horton’s works can be found in the permanent collections of the Musée d'Orsay, Paris, the Musée National d'Art Moderne, Paris and the National Museum, Stockholm.

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    • WILLIAM SAMUEL HORTON (AMERICAN 1865-1936)
      Mar. 08, 2023

      WILLIAM SAMUEL HORTON (AMERICAN 1865-1936)

      Est: £300 - £500

      WILLIAM SAMUEL HORTON (AMERICAN 1865-1936) Property from the Estate of the Artist WILLIAM SAMUEL HORTON (AMERICAN 1865-1936) A town street pastel 48 x 63 cm William Samuel Horton is considered by critics to be one of the leading members of American Impressionism, best-known for his Monetesque sunsets and sunrises, Swiss Alpine landscapes, New York skylines and Norwegian fjord scenes. Horton parted with few of his works during his lifetime, and we are proud to offer 15 vivid and scintillant pastels from the estate of the artist in our current auction. Exemplifying the artist’s unique abilities as a colourist, these extraordinary works on paper demonstrate the artist’s mastery of pastel. W.S. Horton grew up in a wealthy family and left home in 1883 to study at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Art Students League of New York. In 1892, Horton married the New York debutante Carlotta Lorrie Gray and in 1893 they moved to Holland, later settling in Paris where Horton joined the Académie Julian art school. It was Paris that perhaps had the greatest influence on the artist’s stylistic development, as whilst studying in the French capital he befriended and worked closely alongside some of the leading Impressionist artists including Whistler, Pissarro, Degas and Monet. In 1918 Horton moved to England, continuing to travel often to Europe, painting and sketching scenes in Switzerland, France and Italy. During his travels the artist developed his own Impressionist style, and like Monet focussed on the effects of light on colour, atmosphere, form, shadow and shapes. Like the founding Impressionist, Horton painted the same motif or scene at different times of the day, studying the effect of the light. Examples include his 1934 dramatic sunsets and sunrises over the coastal fjords, planes and mountains of Norway, his recognisable cityscapes of the New York skyline, most notably of the Ritz and Heckscher towers (1924-1930) and his snowy landscapes of the Swiss Alps. In 1935 the artist travelled to Asia (China, Singapore, India and Indonesia), continuing to paint and sketch, including on board ships. W.S. Horton and his wife were relatively wealthy during their lifetime, selling few of his artworks. When Horton died in 1936 he left over 1000 oils, pastels and drawings to their son William Gray, who organised a retrospective exhibition of his father’s work at the Galerie Charpentier, Paris in 1939, which included an appreciation text by the famous art critic Louis Vauxcelles. Horton’s works can be found in the permanent collections of the Musée d'Orsay, Paris, the Musée National d'Art Moderne, Paris and the National Museum, Stockholm.

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    • WILLIAM SAMUEL HORTON (AMERICAN 1865-1936)
      Mar. 08, 2023

      WILLIAM SAMUEL HORTON (AMERICAN 1865-1936)

      Est: £300 - £500

      WILLIAM SAMUEL HORTON (AMERICAN 1865-1936) Property from the Estate of the Artist WILLIAM SAMUEL HORTON (AMERICAN 1865-1936) Palace or mosque interior signed W.S. Horton (lower left) pastel 52,5 x 64 cm William Samuel Horton is considered by critics to be one of the leading members of American Impressionism, best-known for his Monetesque sunsets and sunrises, Swiss Alpine landscapes, New York skylines and Norwegian fjord scenes. Horton parted with few of his works during his lifetime, and we are proud to offer 15 vivid and scintillant pastels from the estate of the artist in our current auction. Exemplifying the artist’s unique abilities as a colourist, these extraordinary works on paper demonstrate the artist’s mastery of pastel. W.S. Horton grew up in a wealthy family and left home in 1883 to study at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Art Students League of New York. In 1892, Horton married the New York debutante Carlotta Lorrie Gray and in 1893 they moved to Holland, later settling in Paris where Horton joined the Académie Julian art school. It was Paris that perhaps had the greatest influence on the artist’s stylistic development, as whilst studying in the French capital he befriended and worked closely alongside some of the leading Impressionist artists including Whistler, Pissarro, Degas and Monet. In 1918 Horton moved to England, continuing to travel often to Europe, painting and sketching scenes in Switzerland, France and Italy. During his travels the artist developed his own Impressionist style, and like Monet focussed on the effects of light on colour, atmosphere, form, shadow and shapes. Like the founding Impressionist, Horton painted the same motif or scene at different times of the day, studying the effect of the light. Examples include his 1934 dramatic sunsets and sunrises over the coastal fjords, planes and mountains of Norway, his recognisable cityscapes of the New York skyline, most notably of the Ritz and Heckscher towers (1924-1930) and his snowy landscapes of the Swiss Alps. In 1935 the artist travelled to Asia (China, Singapore, India and Indonesia), continuing to paint and sketch, including on board ships. W.S. Horton and his wife were relatively wealthy during their lifetime, selling few of his artworks. When Horton died in 1936 he left over 1000 oils, pastels and drawings to their son William Gray, who organised a retrospective exhibition of his father’s work at the Galerie Charpentier, Paris in 1939, which included an appreciation text by the famous art critic Louis Vauxcelles. Horton’s works can be found in the permanent collections of the Musée d'Orsay, Paris, the Musée National d'Art Moderne, Paris and the National Museum, Stockholm.

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    • WILLIAM SAMUEL HORTON (AMERICAN 1865-1936)
      Mar. 08, 2023

      WILLIAM SAMUEL HORTON (AMERICAN 1865-1936)

      Est: £300 - £500

      WILLIAM SAMUEL HORTON (AMERICAN 1865-1936) Property from the Estate of the Artist WILLIAM SAMUEL HORTON (AMERICAN 1865-1936) View of village with canals pastel 47 x 62 cm William Samuel Horton is considered by critics to be one of the leading members of American Impressionism, best-known for his Monetesque sunsets and sunrises, Swiss Alpine landscapes, New York skylines and Norwegian fjord scenes. Horton parted with few of his works during his lifetime, and we are proud to offer 15 vivid and scintillant pastels from the estate of the artist in our current auction. Exemplifying the artist’s unique abilities as a colourist, these extraordinary works on paper demonstrate the artist’s mastery of pastel. W.S. Horton grew up in a wealthy family and left home in 1883 to study at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Art Students League of New York. In 1892, Horton married the New York debutante Carlotta Lorrie Gray and in 1893 they moved to Holland, later settling in Paris where Horton joined the Académie Julian art school. It was Paris that perhaps had the greatest influence on the artist’s stylistic development, as whilst studying in the French capital he befriended and worked closely alongside some of the leading Impressionist artists including Whistler, Pissarro, Degas and Monet. In 1918 Horton moved to England, continuing to travel often to Europe, painting and sketching scenes in Switzerland, France and Italy. During his travels the artist developed his own Impressionist style, and like Monet focussed on the effects of light on colour, atmosphere, form, shadow and shapes. Like the founding Impressionist, Horton painted the same motif or scene at different times of the day, studying the effect of the light. Examples include his 1934 dramatic sunsets and sunrises over the coastal fjords, planes and mountains of Norway, his recognisable cityscapes of the New York skyline, most notably of the Ritz and Heckscher towers (1924-1930) and his snowy landscapes of the Swiss Alps. In 1935 the artist travelled to Asia (China, Singapore, India and Indonesia), continuing to paint and sketch, including on board ships. W.S. Horton and his wife were relatively wealthy during their lifetime, selling few of his artworks. When Horton died in 1936 he left over 1000 oils, pastels and drawings to their son William Gray, who organised a retrospective exhibition of his father’s work at the Galerie Charpentier, Paris in 1939, which included an appreciation text by the famous art critic Louis Vauxcelles. Horton’s works can be found in the permanent collections of the Musée d'Orsay, Paris, the Musée National d'Art Moderne, Paris and the National Museum, Stockholm.

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    • WILLIAM SAMUEL HORTON (AMERICAN 1865-1936)
      Mar. 08, 2023

      WILLIAM SAMUEL HORTON (AMERICAN 1865-1936)

      Est: £300 - £500

      WILLIAM SAMUEL HORTON (AMERICAN 1865-1936) Property from the Estate of the Artist WILLIAM SAMUEL HORTON (AMERICAN 1865-1936) Wintery view of village pastel 46 x 55 cm William Samuel Horton is considered by critics to be one of the leading members of American Impressionism, best-known for his Monetesque sunsets and sunrises, Swiss Alpine landscapes, New York skylines and Norwegian fjord scenes. Horton parted with few of his works during his lifetime, and we are proud to offer 15 vivid and scintillant pastels from the estate of the artist in our current auction. Exemplifying the artist’s unique abilities as a colourist, these extraordinary works on paper demonstrate the artist’s mastery of pastel. W.S. Horton grew up in a wealthy family and left home in 1883 to study at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Art Students League of New York. In 1892, Horton married the New York debutante Carlotta Lorrie Gray and in 1893 they moved to Holland, later settling in Paris where Horton joined the Académie Julian art school. It was Paris that perhaps had the greatest influence on the artist’s stylistic development, as whilst studying in the French capital he befriended and worked closely alongside some of the leading Impressionist artists including Whistler, Pissarro, Degas and Monet. In 1918 Horton moved to England, continuing to travel often to Europe, painting and sketching scenes in Switzerland, France and Italy. During his travels the artist developed his own Impressionist style, and like Monet focussed on the effects of light on colour, atmosphere, form, shadow and shapes. Like the founding Impressionist, Horton painted the same motif or scene at different times of the day, studying the effect of the light. Examples include his 1934 dramatic sunsets and sunrises over the coastal fjords, planes and mountains of Norway, his recognisable cityscapes of the New York skyline, most notably of the Ritz and Heckscher towers (1924-1930) and his snowy landscapes of the Swiss Alps. In 1935 the artist travelled to Asia (China, Singapore, India and Indonesia), continuing to paint and sketch, including on board ships. W.S. Horton and his wife were relatively wealthy during their lifetime, selling few of his artworks. When Horton died in 1936 he left over 1000 oils, pastels and drawings to their son William Gray, who organised a retrospective exhibition of his father’s work at the Galerie Charpentier, Paris in 1939, which included an appreciation text by the famous art critic Louis Vauxcelles. Horton’s works can be found in the permanent collections of the Musée d'Orsay, Paris, the Musée National d'Art Moderne, Paris and the National Museum, Stockholm.

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    • WILLIAM SAMUEL HORTON (AMERICAN 1865-1936)
      Mar. 08, 2023

      WILLIAM SAMUEL HORTON (AMERICAN 1865-1936)

      Est: £300 - £500

      WILLIAM SAMUEL HORTON (AMERICAN 1865-1936) Property from the Estate of the Artist WILLIAM SAMUEL HORTON (AMERICAN 1865-1936) View of the coastline pastel 48 x 63 William Samuel Horton is considered by critics to be one of the leading members of American Impressionism, best-known for his Monetesque sunsets and sunrises, Swiss Alpine landscapes, New York skylines and Norwegian fjord scenes. Horton parted with few of his works during his lifetime, and we are proud to offer 15 vivid and scintillant pastels from the estate of the artist in our current auction. Exemplifying the artist’s unique abilities as a colourist, these extraordinary works on paper demonstrate the artist’s mastery of pastel. W.S. Horton grew up in a wealthy family and left home in 1883 to study at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Art Students League of New York. In 1892, Horton married the New York debutante Carlotta Lorrie Gray and in 1893 they moved to Holland, later settling in Paris where Horton joined the Académie Julian art school. It was Paris that perhaps had the greatest influence on the artist’s stylistic development, as whilst studying in the French capital he befriended and worked closely alongside some of the leading Impressionist artists including Whistler, Pissarro, Degas and Monet. In 1918 Horton moved to England, continuing to travel often to Europe, painting and sketching scenes in Switzerland, France and Italy. During his travels the artist developed his own Impressionist style, and like Monet focussed on the effects of light on colour, atmosphere, form, shadow and shapes. Like the founding Impressionist, Horton painted the same motif or scene at different times of the day, studying the effect of the light. Examples include his 1934 dramatic sunsets and sunrises over the coastal fjords, planes and mountains of Norway, his recognisable cityscapes of the New York skyline, most notably of the Ritz and Heckscher towers (1924-1930) and his snowy landscapes of the Swiss Alps. In 1935 the artist travelled to Asia (China, Singapore, India and Indonesia), continuing to paint and sketch, including on board ships. W.S. Horton and his wife were relatively wealthy during their lifetime, selling few of his artworks. When Horton died in 1936 he left over 1000 oils, pastels and drawings to their son William Gray, who organised a retrospective exhibition of his father’s work at the Galerie Charpentier, Paris in 1939, which included an appreciation text by the famous art critic Louis Vauxcelles. Horton’s works can be found in the permanent collections of the Musée d'Orsay, Paris, the Musée National d'Art Moderne, Paris and the National Museum, Stockholm.

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    • WILLIAM SAMUEL HORTON (AMERICAN 1865-1936)
      Mar. 08, 2023

      WILLIAM SAMUEL HORTON (AMERICAN 1865-1936)

      Est: £300 - £500

      WILLIAM SAMUEL HORTON (AMERICAN 1865-1936) Property from the Estate of the Artist WILLIAM SAMUEL HORTON (AMERICAN 1865-1936) A garden signed W.S. Horton (lower left) 48 x 63 cm William Samuel Horton is considered by critics to be one of the leading members of American Impressionism, best-known for his Monetesque sunsets and sunrises, Swiss Alpine landscapes, New York skylines and Norwegian fjord scenes. Horton parted with few of his works during his lifetime, and we are proud to offer 15 vivid and scintillant pastels from the estate of the artist in our current auction. Exemplifying the artist’s unique abilities as a colourist, these extraordinary works on paper demonstrate the artist’s mastery of pastel. W.S. Horton grew up in a wealthy family and left home in 1883 to study at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Art Students League of New York. In 1892, Horton married the New York debutante Carlotta Lorrie Gray and in 1893 they moved to Holland, later settling in Paris where Horton joined the Académie Julian art school. It was Paris that perhaps had the greatest influence on the artist’s stylistic development, as whilst studying in the French capital he befriended and worked closely alongside some of the leading Impressionist artists including Whistler, Pissarro, Degas and Monet. In 1918 Horton moved to England, continuing to travel often to Europe, painting and sketching scenes in Switzerland, France and Italy. During his travels the artist developed his own Impressionist style, and like Monet focussed on the effects of light on colour, atmosphere, form, shadow and shapes. Like the founding Impressionist, Horton painted the same motif or scene at different times of the day, studying the effect of the light. Examples include his 1934 dramatic sunsets and sunrises over the coastal fjords, planes and mountains of Norway, his recognisable cityscapes of the New York skyline, most notably of the Ritz and Heckscher towers (1924-1930) and his snowy landscapes of the Swiss Alps. In 1935 the artist travelled to Asia (China, Singapore, India and Indonesia), continuing to paint and sketch, including on board ships. W.S. Horton and his wife were relatively wealthy during their lifetime, selling few of his artworks. When Horton died in 1936 he left over 1000 oils, pastels and drawings to their son William Gray, who organised a retrospective exhibition of his father’s work at the Galerie Charpentier, Paris in 1939, which included an appreciation text by the famous art critic Louis Vauxcelles. Horton’s works can be found in the permanent collections of the Musée d'Orsay, Paris, the Musée National d'Art Moderne, Paris and the National Museum, Stockholm.

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    • WILLIAM SAMUEL HORTON (AMERICAN 1865-1936)
      Mar. 08, 2023

      WILLIAM SAMUEL HORTON (AMERICAN 1865-1936)

      Est: £300 - £500

      WILLIAM SAMUEL HORTON (AMERICAN 1865-1936) Property from the Estate of the Artist WILLIAM SAMUEL HORTON (AMERICAN 1865-1936) Village covered in snow pastel 46 x 51 William Samuel Horton is considered by critics to be one of the leading members of American Impressionism, best-known for his Monetesque sunsets and sunrises, Swiss Alpine landscapes, New York skylines and Norwegian fjord scenes. Horton parted with few of his works during his lifetime, and we are proud to offer 15 vivid and scintillant pastels from the estate of the artist in our current auction. Exemplifying the artist’s unique abilities as a colourist, these extraordinary works on paper demonstrate the artist’s mastery of pastel. W.S. Horton grew up in a wealthy family and left home in 1883 to study at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Art Students League of New York. In 1892, Horton married the New York debutante Carlotta Lorrie Gray and in 1893 they moved to Holland, later settling in Paris where Horton joined the Académie Julian art school. It was Paris that perhaps had the greatest influence on the artist’s stylistic development, as whilst studying in the French capital he befriended and worked closely alongside some of the leading Impressionist artists including Whistler, Pissarro, Degas and Monet. In 1918 Horton moved to England, continuing to travel often to Europe, painting and sketching scenes in Switzerland, France and Italy. During his travels the artist developed his own Impressionist style, and like Monet focussed on the effects of light on colour, atmosphere, form, shadow and shapes. Like the founding Impressionist, Horton painted the same motif or scene at different times of the day, studying the effect of the light. Examples include his 1934 dramatic sunsets and sunrises over the coastal fjords, planes and mountains of Norway, his recognisable cityscapes of the New York skyline, most notably of the Ritz and Heckscher towers (1924-1930) and his snowy landscapes of the Swiss Alps. In 1935 the artist travelled to Asia (China, Singapore, India and Indonesia), continuing to paint and sketch, including on board ships. W.S. Horton and his wife were relatively wealthy during their lifetime, selling few of his artworks. When Horton died in 1936 he left over 1000 oils, pastels and drawings to their son William Gray, who organised a retrospective exhibition of his father’s work at the Galerie Charpentier, Paris in 1939, which included an appreciation text by the famous art critic Louis Vauxcelles. Horton’s works can be found in the permanent collections of the Musée d'Orsay, Paris, the Musée National d'Art Moderne, Paris and the National Museum, Stockholm.

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    • WILLIAM SAMUEL HORTON (AMERICAN 1865-1936)
      Mar. 08, 2023

      WILLIAM SAMUEL HORTON (AMERICAN 1865-1936)

      Est: £300 - £500

      WILLIAM SAMUEL HORTON (AMERICAN 1865-1936) Property from the Estate of the Artist WILLIAM SAMUEL HORTON (AMERICAN 1865-1936) Huts pastel 36 x 56 cm William Samuel Horton is considered by critics to be one of the leading members of American Impressionism, best-known for his Monetesque sunsets and sunrises, Swiss Alpine landscapes, New York skylines and Norwegian fjord scenes. Horton parted with few of his works during his lifetime, and we are proud to offer 15 vivid and scintillant pastels from the estate of the artist in our current auction. Exemplifying the artist’s unique abilities as a colourist, these extraordinary works on paper demonstrate the artist’s mastery of pastel. W.S. Horton grew up in a wealthy family and left home in 1883 to study at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Art Students League of New York. In 1892, Horton married the New York debutante Carlotta Lorrie Gray and in 1893 they moved to Holland, later settling in Paris where Horton joined the Académie Julian art school. It was Paris that perhaps had the greatest influence on the artist’s stylistic development, as whilst studying in the French capital he befriended and worked closely alongside some of the leading Impressionist artists including Whistler, Pissarro, Degas and Monet. In 1918 Horton moved to England, continuing to travel often to Europe, painting and sketching scenes in Switzerland, France and Italy. During his travels the artist developed his own Impressionist style, and like Monet focussed on the effects of light on colour, atmosphere, form, shadow and shapes. Like the founding Impressionist, Horton painted the same motif or scene at different times of the day, studying the effect of the light. Examples include his 1934 dramatic sunsets and sunrises over the coastal fjords, planes and mountains of Norway, his recognisable cityscapes of the New York skyline, most notably of the Ritz and Heckscher towers (1924-1930) and his snowy landscapes of the Swiss Alps. In 1935 the artist travelled to Asia (China, Singapore, India and Indonesia), continuing to paint and sketch, including on board ships. W.S. Horton and his wife were relatively wealthy during their lifetime, selling few of his artworks. When Horton died in 1936 he left over 1000 oils, pastels and drawings to their son William Gray, who organised a retrospective exhibition of his father’s work at the Galerie Charpentier, Paris in 1939, which included an appreciation text by the famous art critic Louis Vauxcelles. Horton’s works can be found in the permanent collections of the Musée d'Orsay, Paris, the Musée National d'Art Moderne, Paris and the National Museum, Stockholm.

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    • WILLIAM SAMUEL HORTON (AMERICAN 1865-1936)
      Mar. 08, 2023

      WILLIAM SAMUEL HORTON (AMERICAN 1865-1936)

      Est: £300 - £500

      WILLIAM SAMUEL HORTON (AMERICAN 1865-1936) Property from the Estate of the Artist WILLIAM SAMUEL HORTON (AMERICAN 1865-1936) Wintery view of village pastel 47 x 61 cm William Samuel Horton is considered by critics to be one of the leading members of American Impressionism, best-known for his Monetesque sunsets and sunrises, Swiss Alpine landscapes, New York skylines and Norwegian fjord scenes. Horton parted with few of his works during his lifetime, and we are proud to offer 15 vivid and scintillant pastels from the estate of the artist in our current auction. Exemplifying the artist’s unique abilities as a colourist, these extraordinary works on paper demonstrate the artist’s mastery of pastel. W.S. Horton grew up in a wealthy family and left home in 1883 to study at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Art Students League of New York. In 1892, Horton married the New York debutante Carlotta Lorrie Gray and in 1893 they moved to Holland, later settling in Paris where Horton joined the Académie Julian art school. It was Paris that perhaps had the greatest influence on the artist’s stylistic development, as whilst studying in the French capital he befriended and worked closely alongside some of the leading Impressionist artists including Whistler, Pissarro, Degas and Monet. In 1918 Horton moved to England, continuing to travel often to Europe, painting and sketching scenes in Switzerland, France and Italy. During his travels the artist developed his own Impressionist style, and like Monet focussed on the effects of light on colour, atmosphere, form, shadow and shapes. Like the founding Impressionist, Horton painted the same motif or scene at different times of the day, studying the effect of the light. Examples include his 1934 dramatic sunsets and sunrises over the coastal fjords, planes and mountains of Norway, his recognisable cityscapes of the New York skyline, most notably of the Ritz and Heckscher towers (1924-1930) and his snowy landscapes of the Swiss Alps. In 1935 the artist travelled to Asia (China, Singapore, India and Indonesia), continuing to paint and sketch, including on board ships. W.S. Horton and his wife were relatively wealthy during their lifetime, selling few of his artworks. When Horton died in 1936 he left over 1000 oils, pastels and drawings to their son William Gray, who organised a retrospective exhibition of his father’s work at the Galerie Charpentier, Paris in 1939, which included an appreciation text by the famous art critic Louis Vauxcelles. Horton’s works can be found in the permanent collections of the Musée d'Orsay, Paris, the Musée National d'Art Moderne, Paris and the National Museum, Stockholm.

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    • WILLIAM SAMUEL HORTON (AMERICAN 1865-1936)
      Mar. 08, 2023

      WILLIAM SAMUEL HORTON (AMERICAN 1865-1936)

      Est: £300 - £500

      WILLIAM SAMUEL HORTON (AMERICAN 1865-1936) Property from the Estate of the Artist WILLIAM SAMUEL HORTON (AMERICAN 1865-1936) Wintery view of valley with village pastel 47 x 62 cm William Samuel Horton is considered by critics to be one of the leading members of American Impressionism, best-known for his Monetesque sunsets and sunrises, Swiss Alpine landscapes, New York skylines and Norwegian fjord scenes. Horton parted with few of his works during his lifetime, and we are proud to offer 15 vivid and scintillant pastels from the estate of the artist in our current auction. Exemplifying the artist’s unique abilities as a colourist, these extraordinary works on paper demonstrate the artist’s mastery of pastel. W.S. Horton grew up in a wealthy family and left home in 1883 to study at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Art Students League of New York. In 1892, Horton married the New York debutante Carlotta Lorrie Gray and in 1893 they moved to Holland, later settling in Paris where Horton joined the Académie Julian art school. It was Paris that perhaps had the greatest influence on the artist’s stylistic development, as whilst studying in the French capital he befriended and worked closely alongside some of the leading Impressionist artists including Whistler, Pissarro, Degas and Monet. In 1918 Horton moved to England, continuing to travel often to Europe, painting and sketching scenes in Switzerland, France and Italy. During his travels the artist developed his own Impressionist style, and like Monet focussed on the effects of light on colour, atmosphere, form, shadow and shapes. Like the founding Impressionist, Horton painted the same motif or scene at different times of the day, studying the effect of the light. Examples include his 1934 dramatic sunsets and sunrises over the coastal fjords, planes and mountains of Norway, his recognisable cityscapes of the New York skyline, most notably of the Ritz and Heckscher towers (1924-1930) and his snowy landscapes of the Swiss Alps. In 1935 the artist travelled to Asia (China, Singapore, India and Indonesia), continuing to paint and sketch, including on board ships. W.S. Horton and his wife were relatively wealthy during their lifetime, selling few of his artworks. When Horton died in 1936 he left over 1000 oils, pastels and drawings to their son William Gray, who organised a retrospective exhibition of his father’s work at the Galerie Charpentier, Paris in 1939, which included an appreciation text by the famous art critic Louis Vauxcelles. Horton’s works can be found in the permanent collections of the Musée d'Orsay, Paris, the Musée National d'Art Moderne, Paris and the National Museum, Stockholm.

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    • WILLIAM SAMUEL HORTON (AMERICAN 1865-1936)
      Mar. 08, 2023

      WILLIAM SAMUEL HORTON (AMERICAN 1865-1936)

      Est: £300 - £500

      WILLIAM SAMUEL HORTON (AMERICAN 1865-1936) Property from the Estate of the Artist WILLIAM SAMUEL HORTON (AMERICAN 1865-1936) Seascape, approaching sunset signed W.S.Horton (lower right) pastel 50 x 63 cm William Samuel Horton is considered by critics to be one of the leading members of American Impressionism, best-known for his Monetesque sunsets and sunrises, Swiss Alpine landscapes, New York skylines and Norwegian fjord scenes. Horton parted with few of his works during his lifetime, and we are proud to offer 15 vivid and scintillant pastels from the estate of the artist in our current auction. Exemplifying the artist’s unique abilities as a colourist, these extraordinary works on paper demonstrate the artist’s mastery of pastel. W.S. Horton grew up in a wealthy family and left home in 1883 to study at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Art Students League of New York. In 1892, Horton married the New York debutante Carlotta Lorrie Gray and in 1893 they moved to Holland, later settling in Paris where Horton joined the Académie Julian art school. It was Paris that perhaps had the greatest influence on the artist’s stylistic development, as whilst studying in the French capital he befriended and worked closely alongside some of the leading Impressionist artists including Whistler, Pissarro, Degas and Monet. In 1918 Horton moved to England, continuing to travel often to Europe, painting and sketching scenes in Switzerland, France and Italy. During his travels the artist developed his own Impressionist style, and like Monet focussed on the effects of light on colour, atmosphere, form, shadow and shapes. Like the founding Impressionist, Horton painted the same motif or scene at different times of the day, studying the effect of the light. Examples include his 1934 dramatic sunsets and sunrises over the coastal fjords, planes and mountains of Norway, his recognisable cityscapes of the New York skyline, most notably of the Ritz and Heckscher towers (1924-1930) and his snowy landscapes of the Swiss Alps. In 1935 the artist travelled to Asia (China, Singapore, India and Indonesia), continuing to paint and sketch, including on board ships. W.S. Horton and his wife were relatively wealthy during their lifetime, selling few of his artworks. When Horton died in 1936 he left over 1000 oils, pastels and drawings to their son William Gray, who organised a retrospective exhibition of his father’s work at the Galerie Charpentier, Paris in 1939, which included an appreciation text by the famous art critic Louis Vauxcelles. Horton’s works can be found in the permanent collections of the Musée d'Orsay, Paris, the Musée National d'Art Moderne, Paris and the National Museum, Stockholm.

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    • William Samuel Horton, American 1865-1936 - Landscape study; oil on panel, inscribed on the reve
      Dec. 08, 2022

      William Samuel Horton, American 1865-1936 - Landscape study; oil on panel, inscribed on the reve

      Est: £600 - £800

      William Samuel Horton, American 1865-1936 - Landscape study; oil on panel, inscribed on the reverse 'Horton L431', 23.5 x 33 cm Provenance: with Christies, South Kensington, Topographical Pictures 24th May 1990, lot 39, illus. p.34 Note: Horton spent a large part of his life living and training in France and England. Having trained along side Whistler, Monet, Degas and Pissarro, Horton developed his own personal style, influenced by the Impressionists. His primary focus was the effects of light on shapes, and he would often paint the same landscape at different times of the day, exploring the variation in light and shadows. Horton would go on to be one of the main members of the American Impressionist movement alongside Mary Cassett and Childe Hassam.

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    • WILLIAM SAMUEL HORTON (AMERICAN 1865-1936)
      Nov. 08, 2022

      WILLIAM SAMUEL HORTON (AMERICAN 1865-1936)

      Est: £300 - £500

      WILLIAM SAMUEL HORTON (AMERICAN 1865-1936) WILLIAM SAMUEL HORTON (AMERICAN 1865-1936) A mountain stream pastel 49 x 62 cm William Samuel Horton is considered by critics to be one of the leading members of American Impressionism, best-known for his Monetesque sunsets and sunrises, Swiss Alpine landscapes, New York skylines and Norwegian fjord scenes. Horton parted with few of his works during his lifetime, and we are proud to offer 16 vivid and scintillant pastels from the estate of the artist in our 29th June auction. Exemplifying the artist’s unique abilities as a colourist, these extraordinary works on paper demonstrate the artist’s mastery of pastel. W.S. Horton grew up in a wealthy family and left home in 1883 to study at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Art Students League of New York. In 1892, Horton married the New York debutante Carlotta Lorrie Gray and in 1893 they moved to Holland, later settling in Paris where Horton joined the Académie Julian art school. It was Paris that perhaps had the greatest influence on the artist’s stylistic development, as whilst studying in the French capital he befriended and worked closely alongside some of the leading Impressionist artists including Whistler, Pissarro, Degas and Monet. In 1918 Horton moved to England, continuing to travel often to Europe, painting and sketching scenes in Switzerland, France and Italy. During his travels the artist developed his own Impressionist style, and like Monet focussed on the effects of light on colour, atmosphere, form, shadow and shapes. Like the founding Impressionist, Horton painted the same motif or scene at different times of the day, studying the effect of the light. Examples include his 1934 dramatic sunsets and sunrises over the coastal fjords, planes and mountains of Norway, his recognisable cityscapes of the New York skyline, most notably of the Ritz and Heckscher towers (1924-1930) and his snowy landscapes of the Swiss Alps. In 1935 the artist travelled to Asia (China, Singapore, India and Indonesia), continuing to paint and sketch, including on board ships. W.S. Horton and his wife were relatively wealthy during their lifetime, selling few of his artworks. When Horton died in 1936 he left over 1000 oils, pastels and drawings to their son William Gray, who organised a retrospective exhibition of his father’s work at the Galerie Charpentier, Paris in 1939, which included an appreciation text by the famous art critic Louis Vauxcelles. Horton’s works can be found in the permanent collections of the Musée d'Orsay, Paris, the Musée National d'Art Moderne, Paris and the National Museum, Stockholm.

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    • WILLIAM SAMUEL HORTON (AMERICAN 1865-1936)
      Nov. 08, 2022

      WILLIAM SAMUEL HORTON (AMERICAN 1865-1936)

      Est: £300 - £500

      WILLIAM SAMUEL HORTON (AMERICAN 1865-1936) Property from the Estate of the Artist WILLIAM SAMUEL HORTON (AMERICAN 1865-1936) A valley landscape pastel 42 x 55 cm William Samuel Horton is considered by critics to be one of the leading members of American Impressionism, best-known for his Monetesque sunsets and sunrises, Swiss Alpine landscapes, New York skylines and Norwegian fjord scenes. Horton parted with few of his works during his lifetime, and we are proud to offer 16 vivid and scintillant pastels from the estate of the artist in our 29th June auction. Exemplifying the artist’s unique abilities as a colourist, these extraordinary works on paper demonstrate the artist’s mastery of pastel. W.S. Horton grew up in a wealthy family and left home in 1883 to study at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Art Students League of New York. In 1892, Horton married the New York debutante Carlotta Lorrie Gray and in 1893 they moved to Holland, later settling in Paris where Horton joined the Académie Julian art school. It was Paris that perhaps had the greatest influence on the artist’s stylistic development, as whilst studying in the French capital he befriended and worked closely alongside some of the leading Impressionist artists including Whistler, Pissarro, Degas and Monet. In 1918 Horton moved to England, continuing to travel often to Europe, painting and sketching scenes in Switzerland, France and Italy. During his travels the artist developed his own Impressionist style, and like Monet focussed on the effects of light on colour, atmosphere, form, shadow and shapes. Like the founding Impressionist, Horton painted the same motif or scene at different times of the day, studying the effect of the light. Examples include his 1934 dramatic sunsets and sunrises over the coastal fjords, planes and mountains of Norway, his recognisable cityscapes of the New York skyline, most notably of the Ritz and Heckscher towers (1924-1930) and his snowy landscapes of the Swiss Alps. In 1935 the artist travelled to Asia (China, Singapore, India and Indonesia), continuing to paint and sketch, including on board ships. W.S. Horton and his wife were relatively wealthy during their lifetime, selling few of his artworks. When Horton died in 1936 he left over 1000 oils, pastels and drawings to their son William Gray, who organised a retrospective exhibition of his father’s work at the Galerie Charpentier, Paris in 1939, which included an appreciation text by the famous art critic Louis Vauxcelles. Horton’s works can be found in the permanent collections of the Musée d'Orsay, Paris, the Musée National d'Art Moderne, Paris and the National Museum, Stockholm.

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    • WILLIAM SAMUEL HORTON (AMERICAN 1865-1936)
      Nov. 08, 2022

      WILLIAM SAMUEL HORTON (AMERICAN 1865-1936)

      Est: £300 - £500

      WILLIAM SAMUEL HORTON (AMERICAN 1865-1936) Property from the Estate of the Artist WILLIAM SAMUEL HORTON (AMERICAN 1865-1936) Seascape with a cloudy sky pastel 48 x 61 cm William Samuel Horton is considered by critics to be one of the leading members of American Impressionism, best-known for his Monetesque sunsets and sunrises, Swiss Alpine landscapes, New York skylines and Norwegian fjord scenes. Horton parted with few of his works during his lifetime, and we are proud to offer 16 vivid and scintillant pastels from the estate of the artist in our 29th June auction. Exemplifying the artist’s unique abilities as a colourist, these extraordinary works on paper demonstrate the artist’s mastery of pastel. W.S. Horton grew up in a wealthy family and left home in 1883 to study at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Art Students League of New York. In 1892, Horton married the New York debutante Carlotta Lorrie Gray and in 1893 they moved to Holland, later settling in Paris where Horton joined the Académie Julian art school. It was Paris that perhaps had the greatest influence on the artist’s stylistic development, as whilst studying in the French capital he befriended and worked closely alongside some of the leading Impressionist artists including Whistler, Pissarro, Degas and Monet. In 1918 Horton moved to England, continuing to travel often to Europe, painting and sketching scenes in Switzerland, France and Italy. During his travels the artist developed his own Impressionist style, and like Monet focussed on the effects of light on colour, atmosphere, form, shadow and shapes. Like the founding Impressionist, Horton painted the same motif or scene at different times of the day, studying the effect of the light. Examples include his 1934 dramatic sunsets and sunrises over the coastal fjords, planes and mountains of Norway, his recognisable cityscapes of the New York skyline, most notably of the Ritz and Heckscher towers (1924-1930) and his snowy landscapes of the Swiss Alps. In 1935 the artist travelled to Asia (China, Singapore, India and Indonesia), continuing to paint and sketch, including on board ships. W.S. Horton and his wife were relatively wealthy during their lifetime, selling few of his artworks. When Horton died in 1936 he left over 1000 oils, pastels and drawings to their son William Gray, who organised a retrospective exhibition of his father’s work at the Galerie Charpentier, Paris in 1939, which included an appreciation text by the famous art critic Louis Vauxcelles. Horton’s works can be found in the permanent collections of the Musée d'Orsay, Paris, the Musée National d'Art Moderne, Paris and the National Museum, Stockholm.

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    • WILLIAM SAMUEL HORTON (AMERICAN 1865-1936)
      Nov. 08, 2022

      WILLIAM SAMUEL HORTON (AMERICAN 1865-1936)

      Est: £300 - £500

      WILLIAM SAMUEL HORTON (AMERICAN 1865-1936) WILLIAM SAMUEL HORTON (AMERICAN 1865-1936) A path in the forest pastel 48 x 63 cm William Samuel Horton is considered by critics to be one of the leading members of American Impressionism, best-known for his Monetesque sunsets and sunrises, Swiss Alpine landscapes, New York skylines and Norwegian fjord scenes. Horton parted with few of his works during his lifetime, and we are proud to offer 16 vivid and scintillant pastels from the estate of the artist in our 29th June auction. Exemplifying the artist’s unique abilities as a colourist, these extraordinary works on paper demonstrate the artist’s mastery of pastel. W.S. Horton grew up in a wealthy family and left home in 1883 to study at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Art Students League of New York. In 1892, Horton married the New York debutante Carlotta Lorrie Gray and in 1893 they moved to Holland, later settling in Paris where Horton joined the Académie Julian art school. It was Paris that perhaps had the greatest influence on the artist’s stylistic development, as whilst studying in the French capital he befriended and worked closely alongside some of the leading Impressionist artists including Whistler, Pissarro, Degas and Monet. In 1918 Horton moved to England, continuing to travel often to Europe, painting and sketching scenes in Switzerland, France and Italy. During his travels the artist developed his own Impressionist style, and like Monet focussed on the effects of light on colour, atmosphere, form, shadow and shapes. Like the founding Impressionist, Horton painted the same motif or scene at different times of the day, studying the effect of the light. Examples include his 1934 dramatic sunsets and sunrises over the coastal fjords, planes and mountains of Norway, his recognisable cityscapes of the New York skyline, most notably of the Ritz and Heckscher towers (1924-1930) and his snowy landscapes of the Swiss Alps. In 1935 the artist travelled to Asia (China, Singapore, India and Indonesia), continuing to paint and sketch, including on board ships. W.S. Horton and his wife were relatively wealthy during their lifetime, selling few of his artworks. When Horton died in 1936 he left over 1000 oils, pastels and drawings to their son William Gray, who organised a retrospective exhibition of his father’s work at the Galerie Charpentier, Paris in 1939, which included an appreciation text by the famous art critic Louis Vauxcelles. Horton’s works can be found in the permanent collections of the Musée d'Orsay, Paris, the Musée National d'Art Moderne, Paris and the National Museum, Stockholm.

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    • WILLIAM SAMUEL HORTON (AMERICAN 1865-1936)
      Nov. 08, 2022

      WILLIAM SAMUEL HORTON (AMERICAN 1865-1936)

      Est: £300 - £500

      WILLIAM SAMUEL HORTON (AMERICAN 1865-1936) WILLIAM SAMUEL HORTON (AMERICAN 1865-1936) Seascape, the sun on the horizon pastel 48 x 62 cm William Samuel Horton is considered by critics to be one of the leading members of American Impressionism, best-known for his Monetesque sunsets and sunrises, Swiss Alpine landscapes, New York skylines and Norwegian fjord scenes. Horton parted with few of his works during his lifetime, and we are proud to offer 16 vivid and scintillant pastels from the estate of the artist in our 29th June auction. Exemplifying the artist’s unique abilities as a colourist, these extraordinary works on paper demonstrate the artist’s mastery of pastel. W.S. Horton grew up in a wealthy family and left home in 1883 to study at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Art Students League of New York. In 1892, Horton married the New York debutante Carlotta Lorrie Gray and in 1893 they moved to Holland, later settling in Paris where Horton joined the Académie Julian art school. It was Paris that perhaps had the greatest influence on the artist’s stylistic development, as whilst studying in the French capital he befriended and worked closely alongside some of the leading Impressionist artists including Whistler, Pissarro, Degas and Monet. In 1918 Horton moved to England, continuing to travel often to Europe, painting and sketching scenes in Switzerland, France and Italy. During his travels the artist developed his own Impressionist style, and like Monet focussed on the effects of light on colour, atmosphere, form, shadow and shapes. Like the founding Impressionist, Horton painted the same motif or scene at different times of the day, studying the effect of the light. Examples include his 1934 dramatic sunsets and sunrises over the coastal fjords, planes and mountains of Norway, his recognisable cityscapes of the New York skyline, most notably of the Ritz and Heckscher towers (1924-1930) and his snowy landscapes of the Swiss Alps. In 1935 the artist travelled to Asia (China, Singapore, India and Indonesia), continuing to paint and sketch, including on board ships. W.S. Horton and his wife were relatively wealthy during their lifetime, selling few of his artworks. When Horton died in 1936 he left over 1000 oils, pastels and drawings to their son William Gray, who organised a retrospective exhibition of his father’s work at the Galerie Charpentier, Paris in 1939, which included an appreciation text by the famous art critic Louis Vauxcelles. Horton’s works can be found in the permanent collections of the Musée d'Orsay, Paris, the Musée National d'Art Moderne, Paris and the National Museum, Stockholm.

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    • WILLIAM SAMUEL HORTON (AMERICAN 1865-1936)
      Nov. 08, 2022

      WILLIAM SAMUEL HORTON (AMERICAN 1865-1936)

      Est: £300 - £500

      WILLIAM SAMUEL HORTON (AMERICAN 1865-1936) WILLIAM SAMUEL HORTON (AMERICAN 1865-1936) Seascape, bright sky signed and dated W. S. Horton / 1935 pastel 48 x 63 cm William Samuel Horton is considered by critics to be one of the leading members of American Impressionism, best-known for his Monetesque sunsets and sunrises, Swiss Alpine landscapes, New York skylines and Norwegian fjord scenes. Horton parted with few of his works during his lifetime, and we are proud to offer 16 vivid and scintillant pastels from the estate of the artist in our 29th June auction. Exemplifying the artist’s unique abilities as a colourist, these extraordinary works on paper demonstrate the artist’s mastery of pastel. W.S. Horton grew up in a wealthy family and left home in 1883 to study at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Art Students League of New York. In 1892, Horton married the New York debutante Carlotta Lorrie Gray and in 1893 they moved to Holland, later settling in Paris where Horton joined the Académie Julian art school. It was Paris that perhaps had the greatest influence on the artist’s stylistic development, as whilst studying in the French capital he befriended and worked closely alongside some of the leading Impressionist artists including Whistler, Pissarro, Degas and Monet. In 1918 Horton moved to England, continuing to travel often to Europe, painting and sketching scenes in Switzerland, France and Italy. During his travels the artist developed his own Impressionist style, and like Monet focussed on the effects of light on colour, atmosphere, form, shadow and shapes. Like the founding Impressionist, Horton painted the same motif or scene at different times of the day, studying the effect of the light. Examples include his 1934 dramatic sunsets and sunrises over the coastal fjords, planes and mountains of Norway, his recognisable cityscapes of the New York skyline, most notably of the Ritz and Heckscher towers (1924-1930) and his snowy landscapes of the Swiss Alps. In 1935 the artist travelled to Asia (China, Singapore, India and Indonesia), continuing to paint and sketch, including on board ships. W.S. Horton and his wife were relatively wealthy during their lifetime, selling few of his artworks. When Horton died in 1936 he left over 1000 oils, pastels and drawings to their son William Gray, who organised a retrospective exhibition of his father’s work at the Galerie Charpentier, Paris in 1939, which included an appreciation text by the famous art critic Louis Vauxcelles. Horton’s works can be found in the permanent collections of the Musée d'Orsay, Paris, the Musée National d'Art Moderne, Paris and the National Museum, Stockholm.

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    • WILLIAM SAMUEL HORTON (AMERICAN 1865-1936)
      Nov. 08, 2022

      WILLIAM SAMUEL HORTON (AMERICAN 1865-1936)

      Est: £300 - £500

      WILLIAM SAMUEL HORTON (AMERICAN 1865-1936) Property from the Estate of the Artist WILLIAM SAMUEL HORTON (AMERICAN 1865-1936) Seascape pastel 48 x 63 cm William Samuel Horton is considered by critics to be one of the leading members of American Impressionism, best-known for his Monetesque sunsets and sunrises, Swiss Alpine landscapes, New York skylines and Norwegian fjord scenes. Horton parted with few of his works during his lifetime, and we are proud to offer 16 vivid and scintillant pastels from the estate of the artist in our 29th June auction. Exemplifying the artist’s unique abilities as a colourist, these extraordinary works on paper demonstrate the artist’s mastery of pastel. W.S. Horton grew up in a wealthy family and left home in 1883 to study at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Art Students League of New York. In 1892, Horton married the New York debutante Carlotta Lorrie Gray and in 1893 they moved to Holland, later settling in Paris where Horton joined the Académie Julian art school. It was Paris that perhaps had the greatest influence on the artist’s stylistic development, as whilst studying in the French capital he befriended and worked closely alongside some of the leading Impressionist artists including Whistler, Pissarro, Degas and Monet. In 1918 Horton moved to England, continuing to travel often to Europe, painting and sketching scenes in Switzerland, France and Italy. During his travels the artist developed his own Impressionist style, and like Monet focussed on the effects of light on colour, atmosphere, form, shadow and shapes. Like the founding Impressionist, Horton painted the same motif or scene at different times of the day, studying the effect of the light. Examples include his 1934 dramatic sunsets and sunrises over the coastal fjords, planes and mountains of Norway, his recognisable cityscapes of the New York skyline, most notably of the Ritz and Heckscher towers (1924-1930) and his snowy landscapes of the Swiss Alps. In 1935 the artist travelled to Asia (China, Singapore, India and Indonesia), continuing to paint and sketch, including on board ships. W.S. Horton and his wife were relatively wealthy during their lifetime, selling few of his artworks. When Horton died in 1936 he left over 1000 oils, pastels and drawings to their son William Gray, who organised a retrospective exhibition of his father’s work at the Galerie Charpentier, Paris in 1939, which included an appreciation text by the famous art critic Louis Vauxcelles. Horton’s works can be found in the permanent collections of the Musée d'Orsay, Paris, the Musée National d'Art Moderne, Paris and the National Museum, Stockholm.

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    • WILLIAM SAMUEL HORTON (AMERICAN 1865-1936)
      Nov. 08, 2022

      WILLIAM SAMUEL HORTON (AMERICAN 1865-1936)

      Est: £300 - £500

      WILLIAM SAMUEL HORTON (AMERICAN 1865-1936) Property from the Estate of the Artist WILLIAM SAMUEL HORTON (AMERICAN 1865-1936) Seascape pastel 47 x 65 cm William Samuel Horton is considered by critics to be one of the leading members of American Impressionism, best-known for his Monetesque sunsets and sunrises, Swiss Alpine landscapes, New York skylines and Norwegian fjord scenes. Horton parted with few of his works during his lifetime, and we are proud to offer 16 vivid and scintillant pastels from the estate of the artist in our 29th June auction. Exemplifying the artist’s unique abilities as a colourist, these extraordinary works on paper demonstrate the artist’s mastery of pastel. W.S. Horton grew up in a wealthy family and left home in 1883 to study at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Art Students League of New York. In 1892, Horton married the New York debutante Carlotta Lorrie Gray and in 1893 they moved to Holland, later settling in Paris where Horton joined the Académie Julian art school. It was Paris that perhaps had the greatest influence on the artist’s stylistic development, as whilst studying in the French capital he befriended and worked closely alongside some of the leading Impressionist artists including Whistler, Pissarro, Degas and Monet. In 1918 Horton moved to England, continuing to travel often to Europe, painting and sketching scenes in Switzerland, France and Italy. During his travels the artist developed his own Impressionist style, and like Monet focussed on the effects of light on colour, atmosphere, form, shadow and shapes. Like the founding Impressionist, Horton painted the same motif or scene at different times of the day, studying the effect of the light. Examples include his 1934 dramatic sunsets and sunrises over the coastal fjords, planes and mountains of Norway, his recognisable cityscapes of the New York skyline, most notably of the Ritz and Heckscher towers (1924-1930) and his snowy landscapes of the Swiss Alps. In 1935 the artist travelled to Asia (China, Singapore, India and Indonesia), continuing to paint and sketch, including on board ships. W.S. Horton and his wife were relatively wealthy during their lifetime, selling few of his artworks. When Horton died in 1936 he left over 1000 oils, pastels and drawings to their son William Gray, who organised a retrospective exhibition of his father’s work at the Galerie Charpentier, Paris in 1939, which included an appreciation text by the famous art critic Louis Vauxcelles. Horton’s works can be found in the permanent collections of the Musée d'Orsay, Paris, the Musée National d'Art Moderne, Paris and the National Museum, Stockholm.

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    • WILLIAM SAMUEL HORTON (AMERICAN 1865-1936)
      Nov. 08, 2022

      WILLIAM SAMUEL HORTON (AMERICAN 1865-1936)

      Est: £300 - £500

      WILLIAM SAMUEL HORTON (AMERICAN 1865-1936) WILLIAM SAMUEL HORTON (AMERICAN 1865-1936) Valley landscape wiht trees in the foreground pastel 46 x 55 cm William Samuel Horton is considered by critics to be one of the leading members of American Impressionism, best-known for his Monetesque sunsets and sunrises, Swiss Alpine landscapes, New York skylines and Norwegian fjord scenes. Horton parted with few of his works during his lifetime, and we are proud to offer 16 vivid and scintillant pastels from the estate of the artist in our 29th June auction. Exemplifying the artist’s unique abilities as a colourist, these extraordinary works on paper demonstrate the artist’s mastery of pastel. W.S. Horton grew up in a wealthy family and left home in 1883 to study at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Art Students League of New York. In 1892, Horton married the New York debutante Carlotta Lorrie Gray and in 1893 they moved to Holland, later settling in Paris where Horton joined the Académie Julian art school. It was Paris that perhaps had the greatest influence on the artist’s stylistic development, as whilst studying in the French capital he befriended and worked closely alongside some of the leading Impressionist artists including Whistler, Pissarro, Degas and Monet. In 1918 Horton moved to England, continuing to travel often to Europe, painting and sketching scenes in Switzerland, France and Italy. During his travels the artist developed his own Impressionist style, and like Monet focussed on the effects of light on colour, atmosphere, form, shadow and shapes. Like the founding Impressionist, Horton painted the same motif or scene at different times of the day, studying the effect of the light. Examples include his 1934 dramatic sunsets and sunrises over the coastal fjords, planes and mountains of Norway, his recognisable cityscapes of the New York skyline, most notably of the Ritz and Heckscher towers (1924-1930) and his snowy landscapes of the Swiss Alps. In 1935 the artist travelled to Asia (China, Singapore, India and Indonesia), continuing to paint and sketch, including on board ships. W.S. Horton and his wife were relatively wealthy during their lifetime, selling few of his artworks. When Horton died in 1936 he left over 1000 oils, pastels and drawings to their son William Gray, who organised a retrospective exhibition of his father’s work at the Galerie Charpentier, Paris in 1939, which included an appreciation text by the famous art critic Louis Vauxcelles. Horton’s works can be found in the permanent collections of the Musée d'Orsay, Paris, the Musée National d'Art Moderne, Paris and the National Museum, Stockholm.

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