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Painter, Illustrator, Photographer, b. 1859 - d. 1937

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    • Henry Ossawa Tanner "Etaples Fisher Folk, 1923" Offset Lithograph
      May. 12, 2024

      Henry Ossawa Tanner "Etaples Fisher Folk, 1923" Offset Lithograph

      Est: $500 - $1,000

      Henry Ossawa Tanner (1859-1937) was an African-American painter who gained international recognition for his exceptional talent and the unique subject matter of his art. He was one of the first African-American artists to achieve widespread success and acclaim in the United States and Europe during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.Key points about Henry Ossawa Tanner:1. **Early Life and Education**: Henry Ossawa Tanner was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1859. He was the son of a minister, and his family strongly encouraged his interest in art. He attended the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and later studied in Paris.2. **Move to France**: Tanner's studies in Paris were a pivotal point in his career. He moved to France in the late 19th century and settled in Paris, where he continued his artistic education. He was influenced by the French Impressionists and Realists, which had a significant impact on his work.3. **Religious and Genre Paintings**: Tanner is best known for his religious and genre paintings. One of his most famous works is "The Banjo Lesson" (1893), which depicts an African-American man teaching a young boy how to play the banjo. Many of his other works also featured biblical scenes and themes.4. **Religious Themes**: Tanner's religious paintings often had a unique, spiritual quality. His most celebrated religious work is "The Annunciation" (1898), which depicts the biblical scene of the angel Gabriel's visit to the Virgin Mary.5. **Success and Recognition**: Tanner's art was exhibited at the Paris Salon, where he received critical acclaim. He also exhibited in the United States, and his work was celebrated for its technical skill and deep spiritual undertones.6. **Legacy**: Henry Ossawa Tanner's work was groundbreaking for its time. He faced racial prejudice and discrimination but persevered and achieved success as an African-American artist during a challenging period. His unique approach to religious and genre paintings, often featuring African-American subjects, has had a lasting impact on American and European art.7. **Return to the United States**: Tanner returned to the United States later in his life and continued to paint and teach art. He passed away in 1937.Henry Ossawa Tanner is remembered not only for his artistic talent but also for his pioneering role in opening doors for African-American artists and for his ability to infuse spiritual and cultural elements into his work. His legacy as an artist and a trailblazer for African-American representation in the art world continues to be celebrated today. Measures 32.25 x 40.

      Morgan Auctions
    • Henry Ossawa Tanner "The Annunciation, 1898" Offset Lithograph
      Apr. 27, 2024

      Henry Ossawa Tanner "The Annunciation, 1898" Offset Lithograph

      Est: $600 - $1,200

      Henry Ossawa Tanner (1859–1937) was an American painter and the first African-American artist to gain international acclaim. Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Tanner studied art at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and later at the Académie Julian in Paris.Tanner's early works were influenced by the realist style popular in the late 19th century, but he later developed his own unique style characterized by atmospheric lighting, rich color palettes, and an emphasis on spiritual and religious themes. He became known for his depictions of biblical scenes, as well as landscapes and genre scenes.One of Tanner's most famous works is "The Banjo Lesson" (1893), which depicts an elderly African-American man teaching a young boy to play the banjo. The painting is celebrated for its tender portrayal of the bond between the two figures and its sensitive treatment of African-American life.In addition to his paintings of everyday life, Tanner was also known for his religious paintings, which often depicted scenes from the Bible with a sense of reverence and awe. His painting "The Resurrection of Lazarus" (1896) is considered one of his masterpieces, showcasing his skill at capturing dramatic moments and conveying complex emotions.Tanner's work earned him international recognition and awards, including a medal at the 1896 Paris Salon, making him the first African-American artist to receive such an honor. His paintings are held in numerous museums and collections around the world, and his legacy as a pioneering African-American artist continues to be celebrated today. Tanner's influence on subsequent generations of artists, particularly African-American artists, is profound, and his contributions to the art world are widely acknowledged and admired. Measures 47.3 x 38.0.

      Morgan Auctions
    • AMERICAN PAINTING BY HENRY OSSAWA TANNER EARLY 20TH C
      Feb. 03, 2024

      AMERICAN PAINTING BY HENRY OSSAWA TANNER EARLY 20TH C

      Est: $100 - $150

      An antique American oil painting on board by Henry Ossawa Tanner. The fine painting depicts a street scene in the Muslim East. Circa between 1910 and 1915. The artists signature is lower on the right. In a carved gilded frame. Henry Ossawa Tanner, 1859 to 1937, was an American artist who spent much of his career in France. He became the first African American painter to gain international acclaim. Antique And Vintage Collectible American Art.

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    • HENRY OSSAWA TANNER AMERICAN 1859-1937
      Nov. 11, 2023

      HENRY OSSAWA TANNER AMERICAN 1859-1937

      Est: $6,000 - $9,000

      Village in France, oil on board, 16 x 20 in (40.1 x 50.8 cm), framed 28 1/2 x 24 1/2 in (72.4 x 62.2 cm), signed lower left, frame probably original, PROVENANCE: Private collection St. Louis, MO

      Trinity International Auctions & Appraisals, LLC
    • HENRY OSSAWA TANNER (1859 - 1937) Untitled (Flight Into Egypt).
      Oct. 19, 2023

      HENRY OSSAWA TANNER (1859 - 1937) Untitled (Flight Into Egypt).

      Est: $40,000 - $60,000

      HENRY OSSAWA TANNER (1859 - 1937) Untitled (Flight Into Egypt). Oil on thick cardstock, circa 1923. 330x241 mm; 13x9 1/2 inches. With the artist's estate ink stamp, signed and initialed by the artist's son Jesse O. Tanner in ink and numbered 26 in crayon on the verso. With pencil sketches of a woman's profile, figures and other notations in graphite on the verso. Also estate and ink stamped 26, and signed and initialed in ink by Jesse Tanner on the backing paper. Provenance: the estate of the artist; Marcia M. Mathews, thence by descent, private collection. Art historian Marcia M. Mathews (1904 - 1990) wrote the first and seminal biography of the artist Henry O. Tanner, American Artist in 1969. Her research for the project included extensive correspondence with the artist's son Jesse O. Tanner and studying the family records in France. This richly impastoed oil study is an excellent example of Tanner's many nocturnal scenes of Biblical subjects. Tanner united an experimentation of material with the murkiness and intimacy of his moonlit scenes. It is a very similar to and a possible study for Tanner's Flight Into Egypt., 1923, in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The one notable difference in the composition is in this smaller painting the figures are turned, with their backs to the viewer. This tonal study is typical of his later nocturnal scenes with broad painterly passages, densely layered surfaces and glazes of cerulean and cobalt blue. This study is one of Tanner's later interpretations of his important series of paintings depicting the Holy Family's flight into Egypt. As early as 1898-99, the time of Tanner's second trip to the Holy Land, in 1898-99, Tanner began painting his intepretation of the Biblical story. It soon became a favorite subject of the artist - a depiction of the Mary, Jesus and Joseph escaping on a donkey under the cover of night. According to Dewey Mosby, Tanner had already painted four or five different versions by 1909. Today there are recorded at least fifteen versions dated between 1899 and 1932; including works in the Detroit Institute of Arts (1899), the Cincinnati Art Museum (c. 1907), the National Museum of African-American History and Culture (1916), the Museum of Fine Arts Houston (1921) and the Metropolitan Museum of Art (1923). Flight into Egypt was also a popular subject for Tanner with American collectors. Tanner's depiction of the Holy Family's clandestine escape (Matthew 2:12–14) reflects the narrative of escaping persecution found in the history of many enslaved African Americans and their pursuit of freedom. Mosby pp. 72-73; Marley p. 163, 188 and 288.

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    • Henry Ossawa Tanner (1859 - 1937) American
      Sep. 14, 2023

      Henry Ossawa Tanner (1859 - 1937) American

      Est: $3,500 - $4,500

      "Henry Ossawa Tanner (1859 - 1937) Oil on Woodpanel, Signed Lower Left, Measures ( 6 x 9 inches ) w/frame (9.5 x 12 inches ) America's first internationally renowned African-American artist, Henry Ossawa Tanner was born in Pittsburgh to a well-educated and devoutly religious family. When Henry was age 13, his father, the Reverend Benjamin Tucker Tanner, moved the family to Philadelphia. With the support of his parents and inspiration from the art of the 1876 Philadelphia Exposition, he enrolled in the Pennsylvania Academy to study with Thomas Eakins who became a close friend. Tanner briefly painted animals and was determined to become the ""American Landseer"" in response to the demand for animal portraits. Between 1886 and 1887 Tanner was an illustrator for Harper Brothers, a publishing firm willing to advance black artists and writers. He then moved to Atlanta, Georgia, where he briefly and unsuccessfully ran a photography studio, but by 1891 he turned back to painting and sailed for France."

      Cutler Bay Auctions
    • Henry OSSAWA TANNER (1859-1937) Pastel sur papier, monogrammé et daté Mai 1906 en bas à droite. T
      Jun. 18, 2023

      Henry OSSAWA TANNER (1859-1937) Pastel sur papier, monogrammé et daté Mai 1906 en bas à droite. T

      Est: €1,800 - €2,500

      Henry OSSAWA TANNER (1859-1937) Pastel sur papier, monogrammé et daté Mai 1906 en bas à droite. Trace de dédicace en bas à gauche Dimensions à vue: H: 15,5; L: 24,5 cm Henry Ossawa Tanner (21 juin 1859 - 24 mai 1937) était un peintre afro-américain qui a été le premier peintre afro-américain à obtenir une renommée internationale. Il est né à Pittsburgh, en Pennsylvanie, et a étudié à l'Académie des beaux-arts de Pennsylvanie. En 1891, il a déménagé à Paris pour étudier à l'Académie Julian et a acquis une renommée dans les cercles artistiques français. Tanner a peint des paysages et des scènes religieuses, et son tableau "Daniel dans la fosse aux lions" a été accepté au Salon de Paris en 1896. Il a également peint des portraits et des scènes de genre. Tanner a été influencé par les peintres de l'école de Barbizon et les peintres de la Renaissance italienne. Il a vécu en France, passant du temps à Paris et dans une ferme en Normandie. Tanner est décédé à Paris en 1937.

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    • HENRY OSSAWA TANNER (1859 - 1937) Mosque, Tangier.
      Apr. 06, 2023

      HENRY OSSAWA TANNER (1859 - 1937) Mosque, Tangier.

      Est: $3,000 - $5,000

      HENRY OSSAWA TANNER (1859 - 1937) Mosque, Tangier. Etching on wove paper, circa 1905-1915. 175x235 mm; 6

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    • Henry Ossawa Tanner, 1859-1937, Gateway in Tangier
      Nov. 19, 2022

      Henry Ossawa Tanner, 1859-1937, Gateway in Tangier

      Est: $3,000 - $5,000

      Henry Ossawa Tanner 1859-1937 Gateway in Tangier c. 1905-1915 etching on wove paper 9-3/8 x 7-1/8 inches, full margins signed H.O. Tanner in the lower margin. Typically these prints are stamped by the estate and signed and numbered by the artist's son, Jesse O. Tanner; this example was obviously not in the estate, so it is possible the signature is the artist's. The print itself is undoubtedly an original etching by Henry O. Tanner.

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    • HENRY OSSAWA TANNER (1859 - 1937) The Disciples See Christ Walking on the Water.
      Oct. 06, 2022

      HENRY OSSAWA TANNER (1859 - 1937) The Disciples See Christ Walking on the Water.

      Est: $3,000 - $5,000

      HENRY OSSAWA TANNER (1859 - 1937) The Disciples See Christ Walking on the Water. Etching on cream wove paper, circa 1905-15. 184x244 mm; 7 1/4x9 5/8 inches, full margins. Signed by the artist's son, Jesse O. Tanner, and numbered 105/120 in ink, verso. With the artist's estate ink stamp, verso.

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    • HENRY OSSAWA TANNER (1859 - 1937) Head of a Sheep.
      Oct. 06, 2022

      HENRY OSSAWA TANNER (1859 - 1937) Head of a Sheep.

      Est: $7,000 - $10,000

      HENRY OSSAWA TANNER (1859 - 1937) Head of a Sheep. Oil on canvas, mounted on board, circa 1880-81. Approximately 267x254 mm; 10 1/2x10 inches. Signed in oil, lower left recto. With a cropped oil study of a nude on the verso of the board. Provenance: the estate of the artist, with estate blue ink stamp and the ink signature of Jesse O. Tanner, on the frame back; Grand Central Art Galleries, New York, with the label on the frame back; the artist Harry Andrew Jackson; thence by descent, private collection, Wyoming. Henry Ossawa Tanner painted Head of a Sheep early in his studies at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts when he cultivated the speciality of painting animals. With the support of his parents and inspiration from the 1876 Philadelphia Exposition, Tanner enrolled at the Academy in December of 1879. A year later, he began life drawing classes under the tutelage of Thomas Eakins. After an interest in maritime painting, Tanner settled on painting animal subjects, with his stated desire "to become an American Landseer." According to Anna O. Marley, "Tanner was so devoted to animal painting that he bought a sheep to serve as a model for his pastoral compositions." This small study has clear ties in subject to Tanner's 1881 Boy and Sheep Under a Tree, but its bold passages of painterly brushwork are closer to his naturalist study of lions, Pomp at the Zoo, circa 1880, and Lion Licking its Paw, 1886. Marley p. 19; Mosby pp. 74-75.

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    • HENRY OSSAWA TANNER (1859 - 1937) The Disciples See Christ Walking on the Water.
      Mar. 31, 2022

      HENRY OSSAWA TANNER (1859 - 1937) The Disciples See Christ Walking on the Water.

      Est: $3,000 - $5,000

      HENRY OSSAWA TANNER (1859 - 1937) The Disciples See Christ Walking on the Water. Etching on cream wove paper, circa 1905-15. 184x244 mm; 7 1/4x9 5/8 inches, full margins. Signed by the artist's son, Jesse O. Tanner, and numbered 61/120 in ink, verso. With the artist's estate ink stamp, verso.

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    • HENRY O. (OSSAWA) TANNER AMERICAN/FRENCH 1859-1937
      Mar. 05, 2022

      HENRY O. (OSSAWA) TANNER AMERICAN/FRENCH 1859-1937

      Est: $8,000 - $12,000

      Distant View of a City, oil on canvas laid on masonite, 21 x 16 1/2 in (53.3 x 41.9 cm), framed 26 x 21 1/2 in (66.04 x 51.6), signed lower right, PROVENANCE: Private collection New York

      Trinity International Auctions & Appraisals, LLC
    • PAIR OF 19TH C HAND COLORED ENGRAVINGS
      Jan. 29, 2022

      PAIR OF 19TH C HAND COLORED ENGRAVINGS

      Est: $70 - $125

      Pair of 19th C Hand Colored Engravings. Shadow Boxes Measures 14 1/4 x 12 1/4, Sight 11 1/2 x 9 1/2....Please carefully read our terms of sale, shipping information, and request any condition reports or photos prior to placing a bid. Any condition statement is given as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. RBFineArts CFL INC. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections, or the effects of aging. Please email for a condition report and photos, if desired. Emails should be received at least 48 hours in advance of the date of the auction.

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    • Oil On Canvas Portrait Painting Signed Tanner
      Nov. 20, 2021

      Oil On Canvas Portrait Painting Signed Tanner

      Est: $1,000 - $10,000

      Oil On Canvas Portrait Painting Signed "Tanner" In The Manner Of Or In The Style Henry Ossawa Tanner 1859-1937. Frame Measure 24" X 21 3/4", Sight 15.5" x 13.5". Please note: we attribute this work to based upon the quality and The presence of a signature. We are not an authentication service. We can only declare the work as attributed to based upon the factors mentioned. From A South West Florida Gentleman's Estate. Please carefully read our terms of sale, shipping information, and request any condition reports or photos prior to placing a bid. Any condition statement is given as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. RBFineArts CFL INC. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections, or the effects of aging. Please email for a condition report and photos, if desired. Emails should be received at least 48 hours in advance of the date of the auction.

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    • Henry Ossawa Tanner (1859-1937) A Jerusalem Type 18 1/8 x 15 1/8 in. (46 x 38.4 cm.) (Painted circa 1908.)
      Nov. 18, 2021

      Henry Ossawa Tanner (1859-1937) A Jerusalem Type 18 1/8 x 15 1/8 in. (46 x 38.4 cm.) (Painted circa 1908.)

      Est: $15,000 - $25,000

      Henry Ossawa Tanner (1859-1937) A Jerusalem Type signed 'H O Tanner' (lower left) and signed again and inscribed 'To my friend / G.L. Berg / H.O. Tanner / March 15 th 1909 / New York' (on the reverse) oil on canvas 18 1/8 x 15 1/8 in. (46 x 38.4 cm.) Painted circa 1908. For further information on this lot please visit the Bonhams website

      Bonhams
    • HENRY OSSAWA TANNER OIL ON CANVAS "FIRST KISS"
      Nov. 17, 2021

      HENRY OSSAWA TANNER OIL ON CANVAS "FIRST KISS"

      Est: $300 - $600

      Henry Ossawa Tanner Oil On Canvas. (not On A Stretcher) Signed O.Tanner Lower Right H:38.5in(97.7cm) W:34.5in(87.6cm)

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    • HENRY OSSAWA TANNER (1859 - 1937) Head of a Sheep.
      Oct. 07, 2021

      HENRY OSSAWA TANNER (1859 - 1937) Head of a Sheep.

      Est: $15,000 - $25,000

      HENRY OSSAWA TANNER (1859 - 1937) Head of a Sheep. Oil on canvas, mounted on board, circa 1880-81. Approximately 267x254 mm; 10 1/2x10 inches. Signed in oil, lower left recto. With a cropped oil study of a nude on the verso of the board. Provenance: the estate of the artist, with estate blue ink stamp and the ink signature of Jesse O. Tanner, on the frame back; Grand Central Art Galleries, New York, with the label on the frame back; the artist Harry Andrew Jackson; thence by descent, private collection, Wyoming. Tanner painted Head of a Sheep early in his studies at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts when he seized on the speciality of painting animals. With the support of his parents and inspiration from the 1876 Philadelphia Exposition, Henry Ossawa Tanner enrolled at the Academy in December of 1879. A year later he began life drawing classes under the tutelage of Thomas Eakins. After an interest in maritime painting, Tanner settled on painting animal subjects, with his stated desire "to become an American Landseer." According to Anna O. Marley, "Tanner was so devoted to animal painting that he bought a sheep to serve as a model for his pastoral compositions." This small study has clear ties in subject to Tanner's 1881 Boy and Sheep Under a Tree. But its bold passages of painterly brushwork are closer to his naturalist study of lions, Pomp at the Zoo, circa 1880, and Lion Licking its Paw, 1886. Marley p. 19; Mosby pp. 74-75.

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    • Henry Ossawa Tanner (1859-1937); The Disciples See Christ Walking on the Water;
      Sep. 28, 2021

      Henry Ossawa Tanner (1859-1937); The Disciples See Christ Walking on the Water;

      Est: $1,000 - $1,500

      Henry Ossawa Tanner (1859-1937) The Disciples See Christ Walking on the Water, 1905-15 Etching, on wove paper, signed in ink by the artist's son, Jesse O. Tanner, and numbered 61/120 (on reverse), with the artist's estate inkstamp (on reverse), a posthumous impression, with margins, framed. 7 1/4 x 9 1/2in (18.4 x 24.1cm) sheet 10 7/8 x 13 1/4in (27.6 x 33.7cm) For further information on this lot please visit the Bonhams website

      Bonhams
    • Henry Ossawa Tanner (1859-1937) Return from the Cross 39 7/8 x 29 7/8in (101.3 x 75.9cm) (Painted circa 1934-35.)
      May. 20, 2021

      Henry Ossawa Tanner (1859-1937) Return from the Cross 39 7/8 x 29 7/8in (101.3 x 75.9cm) (Painted circa 1934-35.)

      Est: $100,000 - $150,000

      Henry Ossawa Tanner (1859-1937) Return from the Cross signed 'H.O. Tanner.' (lower right) oil and tempera on board 39 7/8 x 29 7/8in (101.3 x 75.9cm) Painted circa 1934-35. For further information on this lot please visit the Bonhams website

      Bonhams
    • HENRY OSSAWA TANNER (1859 -1937) Mosque, Tangier.
      Apr. 22, 2021

      HENRY OSSAWA TANNER (1859 -1937) Mosque, Tangier.

      Est: $2,000 - $3,000

      HENRY OSSAWA TANNER (1859 -1937) Mosque, Tangier. Etching, circa 1912-14. 175x238 mm; 6 7/8x9 3/8 inches, full margins. A posthumous printing. A very good, dark impression, richly inked with dark edges. Provenance: the estate of the artist; by descent, private collection, Paris; private collection.

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    • HENRY OSSAWA TANNER (1859 -1937) Gate of Tangier.
      Apr. 22, 2021

      HENRY OSSAWA TANNER (1859 -1937) Gate of Tangier.

      Est: $2,000 - $3,000

      HENRY OSSAWA TANNER (1859 -1937) Gate of Tangier. Etching, circa 1910. 121x89 mm; 4 3/4x3 1/2 inches, full margins. A posthumous printing. A very good, dark impression, richly inked with dark edges. Provenance: the estate of the artist; by descent, private collection, Paris; private collection.

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    • HENRY OSSAWA TANNER (1859 - 1937) The Disciples See Christ Walking on the Water.
      Dec. 10, 2020

      HENRY OSSAWA TANNER (1859 - 1937) The Disciples See Christ Walking on the Water.

      Est: $2,000 - $3,000

      HENRY OSSAWA TANNER (1859 - 1937) The Disciples See Christ Walking on the Water. Etching on wove paper, circa 1905-1915. 184x244 mm; 7 1/4x9 5/8 inches, full margins. Signed by the artist's son, Jesse O. Tanner, and numbered 117/120 in ink, verso. With the artist's estate ink stamp, verso.

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    • Henry OSSAWA TANNER (1859-1937) - PAYSAGE DE CAMPAGNE
      Jul. 01, 2020

      Henry OSSAWA TANNER (1859-1937) - PAYSAGE DE CAMPAGNE

      Est: €15,000 - €20,000

      Henry OSSAWA TANNER (1859-1937) PAYSAGE DE CAMPAGNE Huile sur panneau Signée en bas à droite 46 x 38 cm - 18.1 x 14.9 in. oil on panel Signed lower right Provenance - Succession Henry Ossawa Tanner. Par descendance

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    • Henry OSSAWA TANNER (1859-1937) - PORTRAIT DE JOHN OLSSON,
      Jul. 01, 2020

      Henry OSSAWA TANNER (1859-1937) - PORTRAIT DE JOHN OLSSON,

      Est: €2,500 - €3,500

      Henry OSSAWA TANNER (1859-1937) PORTRAIT DE JOHN OLSSON, PERE DE SON EPOUSE JESSIE Ensemble de deux oeuvres Esquisse préparatoire à l'huile sur toile non signée jointe à ce lot Huile sur toile Signée en bas à gauche 73 x 54 cm - 28.7 x 21.2 in. Set of two works Unsigned oil preparatory sketch on canvas attached to this lot oil on canvas Signed lower left Provenance - Succession Henry Ossawa Tanner. Par descendance

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    • Henry OSSAWA TANNER (1859-1937) - PORTRAIT DE JESSE OSSAWA TANNER, 1914
      Jul. 01, 2020

      Henry OSSAWA TANNER (1859-1937) - PORTRAIT DE JESSE OSSAWA TANNER, 1914

      Est: €3,000 - €5,000

      Henry OSSAWA TANNER (1859-1937) PORTRAIT DE JESSE OSSAWA TANNER, 1914 Huile sur toile Signée, datée et dédicacée "To Jessie O.Tanner, Paris March 1914" en bas à gauche 46 x 38 cm - 18.1 x 14.9 in. oil on canvas Signed, dated and dedicated “To Jessie O.Tanner, Paris March 1914” lower left Provenance - Succession Henry Ossawa Tanner. Par descendance.

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    • Henry OSSAWA TANNER (1859-1937) - PORTRAIT DE JESSE OSSAWA TANNER DE PROFIL
      Jul. 01, 2020

      Henry OSSAWA TANNER (1859-1937) - PORTRAIT DE JESSE OSSAWA TANNER DE PROFIL

      Est: €1,200 - €1,800

      Henry OSSAWA TANNER (1859-1937) PORTRAIT DE JESSE OSSAWA TANNER DE PROFIL Huile sur panneau 23,7 x 28,5 cm - 9.3 x 11 in. oil on panel Provenance - Succession Henry Ossawa Tanner. Par descendance.

      Cornette de Saint-Cyr
    • Henry OSSAWA TANNER (1859-1937) - PORTRAIT DE JESSE A 4 ANS, 18 JUIN 1907
      Jul. 01, 2020

      Henry OSSAWA TANNER (1859-1937) - PORTRAIT DE JESSE A 4 ANS, 18 JUIN 1907

      Est: €1,500 - €2,000

      Henry OSSAWA TANNER (1859-1937) PORTRAIT DE JESSE A 4 ANS, 18 JUIN 1907 OEuvre recto verso, Portrait de femme au dos Huile sur panneau Signé et datée en bas à gauche 33 x 24 cm - 12.9 x 9.4 in. oil on panel Signed and dated lower left Provenance - Succession Henry Ossawa Tanner. Par descendance.

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    • Henry OSSAWA TANNER (1859-1937) - PORTRAIT DE JESSE, FILS DE L'ARTISTE, 1919
      Jul. 01, 2020

      Henry OSSAWA TANNER (1859-1937) - PORTRAIT DE JESSE, FILS DE L'ARTISTE, 1919

      Est: €800 - €1,200

      Henry OSSAWA TANNER (1859-1937) PORTRAIT DE JESSE, FILS DE L'ARTISTE, 1919 Fusain sur papier Signé et daté en bas à gauche 48 x 30 cm - 18.8 x 11.8 in. Charcoal on paper Signed and dated lower left Provenance - Succession Henry Ossawa Tanner. Par descendance.

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    • Henry OSSAWA TANNER (1859-1937) - ÉTUDE POUR UN PORTRAIT DE JESSE A 4 ANS
      Jul. 01, 2020

      Henry OSSAWA TANNER (1859-1937) - ÉTUDE POUR UN PORTRAIT DE JESSE A 4 ANS

      Est: €800 - €1,200

      Henry OSSAWA TANNER (1859-1937) ÉTUDE POUR UN PORTRAIT DE JESSE A 4 ANS Huile sur toile 33 x 24 cm - 12.9 x 9.4 in. oil on canvas Provenance - Succession Henry Ossawa Tanner. Par descendance.

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    • Henry OSSAWA TANNER - (1859-1937)
      Jul. 01, 2020

      Henry OSSAWA TANNER - (1859-1937)

      Est: €700 - €900

      Henry OSSAWA TANNER (1859-1937) PORTE DE TANGER Gravure à l'eau-forte Tirage posthume Dimensions de la feuille : 33 x 28 cm Sheet dimensions : 12.9 x 11 in. Etching, posthumous print Provenance - Succession Henry Ossawa Tanner. Par descendance.

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    • Henry OSSAWA TANNER - (1859-1937)
      Jul. 01, 2020

      Henry OSSAWA TANNER - (1859-1937)

      Est: €700 - €900

      Henry OSSAWA TANNER (1859-1937) MAROC Gravure à l'eau-forte Tirage posthume Dimensions de la feuille : 28 x 33,5 cm Sheet dimensions : 11 x 13.1 in. Etching, posthumous print Provenance - Succession Henry Ossawa Tanner. Par descendance.

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    • Henry Ossawa Tanner, 1859 - 1937, Virgin Mary in Meditation, Oil on board, 12 x 9-1/2 inches
      May. 16, 2020

      Henry Ossawa Tanner, 1859 - 1937, Virgin Mary in Meditation, Oil on board, 12 x 9-1/2 inches

      Est: $40,000 - $60,000

      Henry Ossawa Tanner 1859 - 1937 Virgin Mary in Meditation Oil on board 1905 Signed lower right, H.O. Tanner Housed in an outstanding period Foster Bros. Marshall Field frame. Provenance: Private Collection, Paris to private dealer, NY. This work is accompanied by a copy of a letter from Dewey F. Mosby, PhD., confirming authenticity and offering further scholarship of the work. Exhibited: "Ashe to Amen: African Americans and Biblical Imagery", Museum of Biblical Art, New York, NY, 2013-2014, p. 47, Cat. No. 5; This exhibition traveled to the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture, Baltimore, MD and Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Memphis, TN. 12 x 9-1/2 inches

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    • Henry Ossawa Tanner 1859 -1937 Orientalist painting
      Mar. 28, 2020

      Henry Ossawa Tanner 1859 -1937 Orientalist painting

      Est: $10,000 - $15,000

      Henry Ossawa Tanner 1859 -1937 Orientalist painting DESCRIPTION RELISTED DUE TO NON PAYMENT!!!!!Henry Ossawa Tanner 1859 -1937 orientalist street scene in the impressionistic style painting' This is laid on board and the frame measures 27 1/4" x 21.5".Tanner made various trips to the Middle East where he painted genre scenes in response to the popular Orientalist movement that spread through Paris. Tanner also made short trips back to the United States. “The Banjo Lesson”, one of Tanner’s most famous paintings, was painted during one of his visits home.BIO from AskArt: Born Pittsburgh, PA, June 21, 1859; died Paris, France, May 25, 1937. Painter. An important African-American artist who studied with Thomas Eakins from 1880 to 1882 at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia. He then worked in Philadelphia, PA, and Atlanta, GA, where he ran a photography studio and taught at Clark College. In 1891 Tanner traveled to Paris, enrolling at the Académie Julian where he received instruction from Benjamin Constant and Jean-Paul Laurens. He first exhibited his figure paintings at the Paris Salon of 1894 and by 1897 received a medal for the Raising of Lazarus (1897; ex-Pal. Luxembourg, Paris), which was bought by the French government. Tanner's family was living in Kansas City in 1897 where his father was a Bishop in the A.M.E. church. Tanner visited for several months and painted watercolors of the area. Tanner retained dual allegiance, living in France and exhibiting in America.SOURCES: Susan Craig, "Biographical Dictionary of Kansas Artists (active before 1945)"Sain, Lydia. Kansas Artists, compiled by Lydia Sain from 1932 to 1948. Typed Manuscript, 1948.; Mosby, Dewey F. Henry Ossawa Tanner. Philadelphia: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1991. This and over 1,750 other biographies can be found in the Biographical Dictionary of Kansas Artists (active before 1945) compiled by Susan V. Craig, Art & Architecture Librarian at the University of Kansas. Biography from Roger King Fine ArtHenry O. Tanner was an illustrator, painter, photographer, and educator. The son of Rev. Benjamin Tucker Tanner, Bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, was born in Pittsburgh and raised in Philadelphia. In 1872 Tanner decided to become an artist, and in 1880 he was accepted at the Pennsylvania Acadamy of Fine Arts. He was a student of Thomas Eakins, and the two artists established a close relationship. As an African-American artist, Tanner found it difficult to establish patronage in Philadelphia or in Atlanta, where he initially opened a photography studio. During a trip to the North Carolina mountains, his paintings of local black residents impressed Bishop Joseph Hartzel, who became the first of several white benefactors. Hartzel purchased Tanner's entire exhibition, which enabled the artist to travel abroad. He studied for several years at the Academie Julian in Paris, where his work became more personal and sensitive. Around 1896 Tanner began to focus on religious subjects, a change that brought critical and financial success. His overwhelming acceptance at the Paris Salon brought with its awards and honors and the support of affluent French patrons. Following a trip to the Holy Land, Tanner's style changed dramatically, developing into a mature blend of spirituality and impressionist color, light, and form. Although his work was earning the increasing notice of American institutions, Tanner decided to make Paris his permanent home after his 1898 marriage to a white California woman, believing France to be more hospitable to an interracial couple and a black artist. As his fame grew, so did the number of his exhibits and his professional affiliations and honors. He was the first black artist elected to the National Academy and was made a Knight of France's Legion of Honor. His painting "The Raising of Lazarus" was purchased by the French government for the Luxembourg Museum. Among the many museums containing examples of his work are the Louvre, the Musee d'Orsay, the Metropolitan Museum, the Art Institute of Chicago and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

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    • Attr. Henry Ossawa Tanner, Gouache on Paper
      Mar. 26, 2020

      Attr. Henry Ossawa Tanner, Gouache on Paper

      Est: $2,000 - $3,000

      Attributed to Henry Ossawa Tanner (American, 1859-1937), Gouache on Paper, The Destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah on one side, landscape on obverse behind glass. Double sided paper board panel. Signed lower right, HO Tanner. Approximately 14.5 x 18.5 inches. Provenance: John O'Brien, Janesville, Wisconsin. Currently from a private collection in Westmount, Quebec.

      Kavanagh Auctions
    • HENRY OSSAWA TANNER (1859 - 1937) Moonrise by Kasbah (Morocco).
      Jan. 30, 2020

      HENRY OSSAWA TANNER (1859 - 1937) Moonrise by Kasbah (Morocco).

      Est: $150,000 - $250,000

      HENRY OSSAWA TANNER (1859 - 1937) Moonrise by Kasbah (Morocco). Oil on linen canvas, 1912. 540x724 mm; 21 1/2x28 1/2 inches. Signed in oil, lower right. Provenance: private collection, Chicago; William McBride, Chicago; Patrick Jones, Chicago; Chessie Jones, Chicago; Aaron Galleries, Chicago; Johnson Publishing Company, Inc., Chicago (2007). A photograph of the painting is the Henry Ossawa Tanner papers, the Archive of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, stamped "Frederick O. Bemm, Photographer Art Institute Chicago" and inscribed "'Morocco' by Henry O. Tanner, Paris" and "In private collection. Chicago" in ink, verso. Exhibited: Exhibition of Paintings by Henry O. Tanner, Thurber Art Galleries, Chicago, February 1913. This was Tanner's second solo exhibition at the Thurber Galleries. In 1913, after Chicago, the exhibition traveled to the Milwaukee Art Gallery, March 6-16 and the John Herron Art Institute, Indianapolis, March 21-31 and finally M. Knoedler Galleries, New York in April. We believe this painting is Moonrise by Kasbah due to its particular view of the outside walls, architecture unlike Tanner's identifiable Tangier subjects, and that by the time of the New York exhibition, Moonrise by Kasbah was no longer on the checklist. Tanner travelled to Tangier and other cities in Morocco in 1912. This painting shows figures outside the stark, steep exterior walls of a Moroccan kasbah. The Thurber checklist includes seven titles of the eleven Morrocan paintings that suggest nocturnes or moonlit subjects. From that list, we have located the following four paintings: Moonlight - Old Buildings (near Ka-hak), collection of Lewis Tanner Moore, Moonrise- Walls of Tangier, collection of LACMA, Los Angeles, Moonlight - Hebron, collection of the Milwaukee Art Museum and Moonrise - (Walls of) Tangier, collection of Hamilton College, Clinton, NY.

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    • Henry Ossawa Tanner, Arab Musician
      Dec. 29, 2019

      Henry Ossawa Tanner, Arab Musician

      Est: $800 - $1,200

      Henry Ossawa Tanner (Pennsylvania artist, 1959-1937), Arab man with musical instrument, oil on canvas board, name verso, 9" x 11", frame 13 3/4" x 15 3/4". Provenance: Andover, Massachusetts estate.

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    • Henry Ossawa Tanner 1859 -1937 Orientalist painting
      Dec. 14, 2019

      Henry Ossawa Tanner 1859 -1937 Orientalist painting

      Est: $15,000 - $30,000

      Henry Ossawa Tanner 1859 -1937 orientalist street scene in the impressionistic style painting' This is laid on board and the frame measures 27 1/4" x 21.5".BIO from AskArt: Born Pittsburgh, PA, June 21, 1859; died Paris, France, May 25, 1937. Painter. An important African-American artist who studied with Thomas Eakins from 1880 to 1882 at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia. He then worked in Philadelphia, PA and Atlanta, GA, where he ran a photography studio and taught at Clark College.In 1891 Tanner traveled to Paris, enrolling at the Académie Julian where he received instruction from Benjamin Constant and Jean-Paul Laurens. He first exhibited his figure paintings at the Paris Salon of 1894 and by 1897 received a medal for the Raising of Lazarus (1897; ex-Pal. Luxembourg, Paris), which was bought by the French government.Tanner's family was living in Kansas City in 1897 where his father was a Bishop in the A.M.E. church. Tanner visited for several months and painted watercolors of the area. Tanner retained dual allegiance, living in France and exhibiting in America.SOURCES:Susan Craig, "Biographical Dictionary of Kansas Artists (active before 1945)"Sain, Lydia. Kansas Artists, compiled by Lydia Sain from 1932 to 1948. Typed Manuscript, 1948.; Mosby, Dewey F. Henry Ossawa Tanner. Philadelphia: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1991.This and over 1,750 other biographies can be found in Biographical Dictionary of Kansas Artists (active before 1945) compiled by Susan V. Craig, Art & Architecture Librarian at University of Kansas.Biography from Roger King Fine ArtHenry O. Tanner was an illustrator, painter, photographer, and educator. The son of Rev. Benjamin Tucker Tanner, Bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, he was born in Pittsburgh and raised in Philadelphia. In 1872 Tanner decided to become an artist, and in 1880 he was accepted at the Pennsylvania Acadamy of Fine Arts. He was a student of Thomas Eakins, and the two artists established a close relationship. As an African-American artist, Tanner found it difficult to establish patronage in Philadelphia or in Atlanta, where he initially opened a photography studio. During a trip to the North Carolina mountains, his paintings of local black residents impressed Bishop Joseph Hartzel, who became the first of several white benefactors. Hartzel purchased Tanner's entire exhibition, which enabled the artist to travel abroad. He studied for several years at the Academie Julian in Paris, where his work became more personal and sensitive. Around 1896 Tanner began to focus on religious subjects, a change that brought critical and financial success. His overwhelming acceptance at the Paris Salon brought with it awards and honors and the support of affluent French patrons. Following a trip to the Holy Land, Tanner's style changed dramatically, developing into a mature blend of spirituality and impressionist color, light, and form. Although his work was earning the increasing notice of American institutions, Tanner decided to make Paris his permanent home after his 1898 marriage to a white California woman, believing France to be more hospitable to an interracial couple and a black artist. As his fame grew, so did the number of his exhibits and his professional affiliations and honors. He was the first black artist elected to the National Academy and was made a Knight of France's Legion of Honor. His painting "The Raising of Lazarus" was purchased by the French government for the Luxembourg Museum. Among the many museums containing examples of his work are the Louvre, the Musee d'Orsay, the Metropolitan Museum, the Art Institute of Chicago and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

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    • Henry Ossawa Tanner Virgin Mary in Meditation
      Nov. 24, 2019

      Henry Ossawa Tanner Virgin Mary in Meditation

      Est: $60,000 - $80,000

      Henry Ossawa Tanner, (1859-1937) Virgin Mary in Meditation, c. 1905 oil on board signed lower right, H. O. Tanner 12 x 9.5 inches Henry Ossawa Tanner was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1859 to a prominent middle class family. His father was a bishop in the African Methodist Episcopal Church, and despite his initial misgivings, he supported his son’s education at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Tanner found an early mentor in Thomas Eakins, whose influence is seen in Tanner’s work throughout his career.  Upon graduation, Tanner eked out a living by opening a photography studio and teaching at Clark College.     In 1891, Tanner left to study and teach in Paris.  He attended Academie Julian and studied under Benjamin Constant and Jean-Paul Laurens.  It was here that he was able to develop his personal style, free from the prejudice found in the United States.   Early in his career, he painted genre scenes of African American life which portrayed the dignity of his subjects despite poverty and prejudice.  One of his most famous paintings from this period, The Banjo Lesson,   demonstrated this intention of breaking the stereotypical caricature mold with its depiction of an older African American male teaching a young boy how to play the banjo, an instrument that had become an object of derision.     Despite the rise of modernism, he remained painting in a firmly academic manner and focused entirely on religious subjects for the rest of his career.  A trip to North Africa and the Holy Land later in his career brought about a mystical quality in his work that furthered his personal style while remaining true to his unwavering academicism.  His paintings were shown regularly in the salons in Paris - his painting Resurrection of Lazarus won the Third Class Medal at the Salons des Artistes, Francais, 1897- as well as stateside.  Tanner became the mentor for early 20th century African American artists who made pilgrimages to France to study and paint.  In 1927, he was inducted into the National Academy of Design.   His work has been shown in exhibitions at the Philadelphia Art Club; New York Public Library; Vose Galleries, Boston, MA; National Arts Clubs Galleries, NY; Corcoran Gallery Biennial; Century of Progress, Chicago; Philadelphia Art Alliance; Philadelphia Museum of Art; and the University of California, Los Angeles.  In 1969, a traveling retrospective of over 80 of Tanner’s paintings, drawings, and studies was held by the Frederick Douglass Institute and the National Collection of Fine Arts, Washington D.C.    His work is found in the collections of Atlanta High Museum of Art, GA; Art Institute of Chicago; Carnegie Collection; Pennsylvania Academy of the Arts; Philadelphia Museum of Art; Smithsonian American Art Museum; and the White House Collection.   Dewey F. Mosby, director emeritus of Colgate’s Picker Art Gallery and author of Henry Ossawa Tanner (1839-1937), wrote this concerning Virgin Mary in Meditation :   “the handling, with its vertical brushstrokes and touches of impasto highlights calls to mind Christ at the Home of Martha and Mary especially in the table cloth and background.  The treatment of (Virgin) Mary in Meditation calls to mind the earlier Thankful Poor….the pious attitude here is not too far removed from..The Savior.  The subtle halo above the head of the pious woman , who seems to be in meditation, suggests the figure is the Virgin Mary.  This notion is not mere speculation.  We know that beginning around 1900, and continuing until his last works in the 1930s, Tanner painted and drew numerous images of the Virgin Mary.”    Mosby suggests that the possible model for the picture is Mrs. Atherton Curtis, which seems likely.  Atherton and Louise Curtis were friends and patrons, and Tanner and his wife, Jessie, had spent the autumn of 1902 with the Curtises in Mount Kisco, NY.  Tanner painted Portrait of Mr. and Mrs. Atherton Curtis with Still Life (n.d.) which is in the collection of the Smithsonian.     It was not unusual for Tanner to appropriate his acquaintances as models—this composition is later seen in a sketch for Christ at the Home of Lazarus (collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art).

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    • Henry Ossawa Tanner (1859-1937): Cairo
      Oct. 26, 2019

      Henry Ossawa Tanner (1859-1937): Cairo

      Est: $15,000 - $30,000

      Oil on panel, 1897, signed 'H O Tanner' and titled lower right, with the artist's estate stamp and an oil sketch on the reverse.8 1/2 x 13 in., 13 1/2 x 17 3/4 in. (frame).Note: American painter Henry Tanner is considered the most distinguished African-American artist of the 19th century and the first artist of his race to achieve international recognition and success. Tanner was was born in Pittsburgh, PA where his mother, a former slave, was sent from the south through the Underground Railroad. Sarah Miller married Benjamin Tucker Tanner, a college-educated teacher and minister who later became a bishop in the African Methodist Episcopalian Church. In 1864, the Tanner family settled in Philadelphia where Henry's early artistic talents were recognized and developed. After a period of illness, Tanner enrolled at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts at age twenty-one. There he was greatly influenced by Thomas Eakins who was his teacher and mentor. Tanner tried his hand at several business ventures in the arts but when none were successful he set sail for Europe in 1891. Intending to settle in Rome, Tanner fell in love with Paris and there he studied at the Academie Julien, soon painting two of his most important works depicting Africa-American subjects, The Banjo Lesson , from 1893 and The Thankful Poor in 1894. In 1895, Tanner focused his attention on religious subjects and it is with those paintings that he made his reputation and gained international acclaim. Sales of his paintings of Biblical subjects financed trips to Palestine, Egypt and Morocco. The subject here is Cairo, painted in 1897 during a trip to Egypt. Tanner mantained close ties to his family in America but chose to live with his wife and son in France where he felt his race was less of an issue to fellow artists, critics and patrons. p> The estate of the artist; Sold Sotheby Parke-Bernet, New York, January 24-26, 1974, Lot 589. Property from the Estate of Martin and Faith-Dorian Wright

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    • HENRY-OSSAWA TANNER (1859-1937) MOISE DANS LES JONCS, 1921 Huile sur pannea
      Oct. 21, 2019

      HENRY-OSSAWA TANNER (1859-1937) MOISE DANS LES JONCS, 1921 Huile sur pannea

      Est: €8,000 - €12,000

      HENRY-OSSAWA TANNER (1859-1937) MOISE DANS LES JONCS, 1921 Huile sur panneau Titré et daté et numéroté « moïse dans les joncs 1921 84 » au dos 50 x 39 cm – 19.6 x 15.3 in. Entitled, dated and numbered on the back, oil on panel Provenance : Anciennement collection Dr Fouks. Par descendance au propriétaire actuel

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    • HENRY-OSSAWA TANNER (1859-1937) ARBRES SOUS LE VENT Huile sur panneau 26,5
      Oct. 21, 2019

      HENRY-OSSAWA TANNER (1859-1937) ARBRES SOUS LE VENT Huile sur panneau 26,5

      Est: €7,000 - €9,000

      HENRY-OSSAWA TANNER (1859-1937) ARBRES SOUS LE VENT Huile sur panneau 26,5 x 35 cm – 10.4 x 13.7 in. Oil on panel Provenance : Anciennement collection Dr Fouks. Par descendance au propriétaire actuel

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    • HENRY-OSSAWA TANNER (1859-1937) TROIS PERSONNAGES Huile sur panneau 23 x 19
      Oct. 21, 2019

      HENRY-OSSAWA TANNER (1859-1937) TROIS PERSONNAGES Huile sur panneau 23 x 19

      Est: €6,000 - €8,000

      HENRY-OSSAWA TANNER (1859-1937) TROIS PERSONNAGES Huile sur panneau 23 x 19 cm – 9 x 7.4 in. Oil on panel Provenance : Anciennement collection Dr Fouks. Par descendance au propriétaire actuel

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    • HENRY-OSSAWA TANNER (1859-1937) LES BORDS DU NIL (CAIRE), 1890 Huile sur pa
      Oct. 21, 2019

      HENRY-OSSAWA TANNER (1859-1937) LES BORDS DU NIL (CAIRE), 1890 Huile sur pa

      Est: €8,000 - €12,000

      HENRY-OSSAWA TANNER (1859-1937) LES BORDS DU NIL (CAIRE), 1890 Huile sur panneau Signée en bas à droite Titrée et datée au dos 32 x 51 cm – 12.5 x 20 in. Signed lower right, entitled and dated lower right, oil on panel Provenance : Anciennement collection Dr Fouks. Par descendance au propriétaire actuel

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    • HENRY OSSAWA TANNER (1859 - 1937) At the Gates (Flight into Egypt).
      Oct. 08, 2019

      HENRY OSSAWA TANNER (1859 - 1937) At the Gates (Flight into Egypt).

      Est: $100,000 - $150,000

      HENRY OSSAWA TANNER (1859 - 1937) At the Gates (Flight into Egypt). Oil on panel, circa 1926-27. 610x483 mm; 24x19 inches. Signed in oil, lower left. Provenance: Grand Central Art Galleries, New York; J. J. Haverty, Atlanta (1929); thence by descent to the current owner, private collection, Massachusetts. This significant Henry Ossawa Tanner painting has a remarkable provenance as it has been passed down through the descendants of James Joseph Haverty (1858 – 1939), its original purchaser. Haverty was an important Atlanta businessman, art patron and the organizer of paintings exhibitions with Grand Central Galleries at the Biltmore Museum in Atlanta which led to the founding of the High Museum. He purchased At the Gates and The Road to Emmaus from the Grand Central Art Galleries, New York, NY in July 1929 for $1,250. Haverty was an important patron of Tanner's - he owned five paintings by Tanner. This painting remained in his family's collection and passed from his descendants to the current owner. Haverty and Tanner also corresponded about this painting and its title in a series of letters between July 1929 and January 1930, now in the Archives of American Art (Tanner papers, Box 1, Folder 23, Archives of American Art). Exhibited: The National Arts Club, New York, NY, February, 1927; Memorial Exhibition of Paintings by Henry O. Tanner. Philadelphia Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA, October 2 - November 11, 1945; Across Continents and Cultures: the Art and Life of Henry Ossawa Tanner, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO, June 25- August 20, 1995; Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX, September 7 - December 31, 1995; Terra Museum of Art, Chicago, IL, January 12 - April 28, 1996, with the label on the frame back. Illustrated: American Magazine of Art, May, 1927, p. 263; Dewey F. Mosby, Across Continents and Cultures: the Art and Life of Henry Ossawa Tanner, plate 56, p. 73. The American Magazine of Art illustration caption reads "Awarded prize of $250 and bronze medal, National Arts Club." This beautiful nocturne is a significant work and one of Tanner's later interpretations of his important series of paintings depicting the Holy Family's flight into Egypt. At the time of Tanner's second trip to the Holy Land, in 1898-99, Tanner began painting his intepretation of the Biblical story. It soon became a favorite subject of the artist - a depiction of the Mary, Jesus and Joseph escaping on a donkey under the cover of night. According to Dewey Mosby, Tanner had already painted four or five different versions by 1909. Today at least fifteen known examples, dated between 1899 and 1932, are known, including works in the Detroit Institute of Arts (1899), the Cincinnati Art Museum (c. 1907), the National Museum of African-American History and Culture (1916), the Museum of Fine Arts Houston (1921) and the Metropolitan Museum of Art (1923). Flight into Egypt was also a popular subject for Tanner with American collectors. Tanner's depiction of the Holy Family's clandestine escape (Matthew 2:12–14) shows his interest in the narrative of escaping persecution found in the history of many African Americans' pursuit of freedom. This painting shows a scene of the beginning of their departure, illuminated by Joseph's lantern, with Mary not yet seated on the donkey. The 1923 Flight into Egypt in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art is closely related and depicts the group shortly thereafter - walking past similar stuccoed buildings and arched doorways. This tonal and painterly canvas is part of a larger group of nocturnal scenes painted between 1900 and the 1920s. Tanner's mature canvases are characterized with broad painterly passages, richly layered surfaces and glazes of cerulean and cobalt blue. Mosby pp. 72-73; Marley p. 163, 188 and 288.

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    • Henry Ossawa Tanner (American, 1859-1937)
      Sep. 04, 2019

      Henry Ossawa Tanner (American, 1859-1937)

      Est: $2,000 - $4,000

      Henry Ossawa Tanner (American, 1859-1937) Daniel in the Lions' Den oil on canvas signed H.O. Tanner 29 1/2 x 43 inches.

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    • HENRY OSSAWA TANNER CHARCOAL ON ARCHES PAPER
      Jun. 16, 2019

      HENRY OSSAWA TANNER CHARCOAL ON ARCHES PAPER

      Est: $1,500 - $2,000

      HENRY OSSAWA TANNER (AMERICAN, 1859–1937), CHARCOAL ON ARCHES PAPER, SIGHT SIZE: H 24 1/2", W 16 7/8", NUDE STUDY OF A MAN :Signed lower right; paper size: 24 3/4" x 18 5/8"; non-original frame, 36" x 30 1/4". Provenance: purchased in 2015 by the current Dallas, TX consignor from a Scarsdale, NY estate (no other provenance is known). Pre-1920's date determination of the Arches watermark is as per the consignor.

      DuMouchelles
    • Unknown, Henry Ossawa Tanner
      Apr. 28, 2019

      Unknown, Henry Ossawa Tanner

      Est: $100 - $200

      Lot of Two: Tanner, The Banjo Lesson, Reproduction, 15.75" x 12.75", Unsigned, Framed; Unknown, Grandson's Banjo Lesson, Lithograph, 10.5" x8.5", Unsigned, Framed. Collection of Eric Weissberg.

      James Cox Gallery
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