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Painter, Water colorist, Illustrator, b. 1854 - d. 1926

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    • After William Ladd Taylor (American, 1854-1926), 20th century, Oil on canvas laid on board, The Wate
      Oct. 31, 2022

      After William Ladd Taylor (American, 1854-1926), 20th century, Oil on canvas laid on board, The Wate

      Est: £30 - £50

      After William Ladd Taylor (American, 1854-1926), 20th century, Oil on canvas laid on board, The Water Carrier, A coastal sunset scene with a young woman with a water jug. Initialled M. W. and dated 1921 lower right. Approx. 13 1/2" x 9 1/2"

      Claydon Auctioneers
    • William Taylor (MA,1854-1926) watercolor painting antique
      Jul. 05, 2020

      William Taylor (MA,1854-1926) watercolor painting antique

      Est: $750 - $850

      ARTIST: William Ladd Taylor (Massachusetts, 1854 - 1926) NAME: Illustration - Boy Jesus Christ YEAR: 1899 MEDIUM: watercolor on board CONDITION: Minor foxing. Minor age toning. SIGHT SIZE: 25 x 18 1/2 inches / 63 x 48 cm FRAME SIZE: unframed SIGNATURE: lower left NOTE: The present painting was reproduced, in slightly cropped form, as the lead illustration for the second installment of the serialized story "Story of a Young Man" by Clifford Howard as published in the Ladies' Home Journal for November 1900 (Vol. XVII, No. 12, page 5). "Story of a Young Man" is a fictionalized account of Christ's boyhood, one of the least discussed phases of his life in the Bible, and thus a particularly fertile point of departure for a story writer's imagination. Howard's story opens with the twelve-year-old boy about to travel from Nazareth to Jerusalem for the first time to receive his bar CATEGORY: antique vintage painting SKU#: 116626 WARRANTY: 7 days returns accepted if item doesn't match description US Shipping $75 + insurance. mitzvah during the Passover season. The caption to the illustration (extracted directly from the story) captures the young Christ's essence: "Under the tender care of his devoted mother the child Jesus had grown to boyhood, fulfilling the fondest wishes of his parents in his unvarying goodness, and in his dutiful, loving obedience." BIOGRAPHY: Influenced by the Pre-Raphaelites, Taylor combined the best of late Victorian sentimentality with the painstaking attention to detail and design of the Arts and Crafts Movement, and earned for himself the title "the great American master of Symbolism." Taylor preceded N. C. Wyeth and Norman Rockwell, who, along with Maxfield Parrish, were also part of Curtis Publishing's stable of artists; postcards and prints of his work, as well as full-color reproductions carefully torn from the pages of the Journal, adorned homes throughout the country and throughout the world. William Ladd Taylor was born in 1854 in Grafton, Massachusetts, the son of William Harrison Taylor and Anna Maria Darling. After attending Worcester public schools, he took a course in mechanical drawing and worked for a time as a draftsman. He then began studying art in Boston and the newly-established Art Student's League in New York City. By 1881 he had established a small studio on School Street in Boston, and had growing influence as one of the artists who organized the Paint and Clay Club after the death of William Hunt in 1879; this group included Foxcroft Cole, T. H. Bartlett, Appleton Brown, Willard L. Metcalf, Marcus Waterman, Emil Carlsen and John Johnstone. Later, Taylor also became a member of the Boston Art Club, the Society of Illustrators (in 1905) and the Copley Society (in 1907). In 1884 and 1885, Taylor and Willard L. Metcalf studied together in Paris at the Julien School, under Jules-Joseph LeFebvre and G. C. R. Boulanger. During this time, Taylor also traveled extensively throughout Europe and the British Isles. On his return he moved his studio to Boylston Street and began devoting his efforts to illustration. In 1886, Taylor married Mary Alice Fitts, of Norfolk, Virginia and they set up house in Wellesley, living first at 6 Abbott Street and from 1896 at 10 Denton Road. They also kept summer homes at Mooselookmenguntic, Maine and Cornish, New Hampshire. Most of his painting was done at their home in Wellesley, where he made great use of family, friends and neighbors as models. From 1895 until his death in 1926, Taylor produced commissions for Curtis's The Ladies' Home Journal, becoming their lead illustrator and synonymous with the publication. The Journal featured over eighty of his works, many as full-color reproductions and Curtis Publishing Company both exhibited the original oils and watercolors at their offices in Philadelphia and offered print and postcard versions of the same to their subscribers. Taylor began his career with the Journal producing illustrations to accompany poems and stories published in the magazine. Soon he was able to create his own series, artwork which stood alone and which his growing following eagerly awaited. In 1899, the Journal published his illustrations of Longfellow's poems, followed in 1901 by a series of early New England scenes; both these series were fueled by the ongoing Colonial Revival movement and some of Taylor's scenes are reminiscent of Wallace Nutting's "historical tableau." After a year's stay in Colorado in 1901, taken for his frail health, he produced a series of frontier images, which also appeared in the Journal. From 1904 on, Taylor became increasingly interested in scenes from the Old and New Testaments, interspersing them with more Longfellow subjects, scenes of the Old South, traditional ballads and the occasional scene from Shakespeare. Beginning in 1920, all the Taylor works in the Journal were biblical scenes and upon his death in 1926, he was working on yet another, "Remember Now Thy Creator in the Days of Thy Youth", from Ecclesiates. Throughout all of his works, and particularly those of his New England, Western Frontier and Southern series, Taylor sought to preserve scenes of the past. Living during a period of great industrial and social change and through the Civil War and first World War, he set great store by historical artifacts furnishings and costumes, homes and gardens and used these extensively and with great effect to achieve atmosphere and authenticity.

      Broward Auction Gallery LLC
    • WILLIAM LADD TAYLOR ILLUSTRATION PRINT
      Feb. 25, 2020

      WILLIAM LADD TAYLOR ILLUSTRATION PRINT

      Est: $100 - $200

      OF WOMAN WITH BLACK MAID BEFORE FIREPLACE , COPYRIGHT , 1902 ; SET IN OAK FRAME - 27" x 19" , 33" x 24"

      Echoes Antiques & Auction Gallery
    • After William Ladd Taylor (American, 1854-1926) Untitled 
      Oct. 10, 2019

      After William Ladd Taylor (American, 1854-1926) Untitled 

      Est: $60 - $80

      After William Ladd Taylor (American, 1854-1926) Untitled  offset lithograph Sight: 12 1/4 x 17 3/4 inches.

      Hindman
    • 15 WILLIAM LADD TAYLOR(1854-1926) FRAMED PRINT. 18 X 27" COPYRIGHT 1902
      May. 02, 2015

      15 WILLIAM LADD TAYLOR(1854-1926) FRAMED PRINT. 18 X 27" COPYRIGHT 1902

      Est: -

      15 WILLIAM LADD TAYLOR(1854-1926) FRAMED PRINT. 18 X 27" COPYRIGHT 1902

      Sunset Auction
    • WILLIAM LADD TAYLOR, (American, 1854-1926), GROUP OF 11 VARIOUS INK AND WASH DRAWINGS, various sizes, from 4 x 5 1/4 in. to 19 x 13...
      Oct. 26, 2014

      WILLIAM LADD TAYLOR, (American, 1854-1926), GROUP OF 11 VARIOUS INK AND WASH DRAWINGS, various sizes, from 4 x 5 1/4 in. to 19 x 13...

      Est: $200 - $400

      WILLIAM LADD TAYLOR (American, 1854-1926) GROUP OF 11 VARIOUS INK AND WASH DRAWINGS together with two unattributed charcoal academic nudes, an unattributed pencil sketch of European peasants, a chromo-lithograph entitled Comrades of the Desert, and a photographic reproduction of a Japanese ink painting, 21 works total; various sizes, from 4 x 5 1/4 in. to 19 x 13 in.

      Grogan & Company
    • WILLIAM LADD TAYLOR, (American, 1854-1926), TWO WOMEN CONVERSING IN A GARDEN, pastel on canvas;, 10 x 14 in. (16 x 20 in.)
      Oct. 26, 2014

      WILLIAM LADD TAYLOR, (American, 1854-1926), TWO WOMEN CONVERSING IN A GARDEN, pastel on canvas;, 10 x 14 in. (16 x 20 in.)

      Est: $800 - $1,200

      WILLIAM LADD TAYLOR (American, 1854-1926) TWO WOMEN CONVERSING IN A GARDEN pastel on canvas; signed W.L. Taylor, l.l.; 10 x 14 in. (16 x 20 in.)

      Grogan & Company
    • William Howson Taylor a Ruskin 'High-Fire' Vase, 1926
      Apr. 24, 2012

      William Howson Taylor a Ruskin 'High-Fire' Vase, 1926

      Est: £900 - £1,100

      a Ruskin 'High-Fire' Vase, 1926 exhibiting mottled tones of red, green and purple 40cm high, impressed 'Ruskin' and dated to base (restored to rim)

      Bonhams
    • WILLIAM LADD TAYLOR, (AMERICAN 1854 - 1926) TWO WATERCOLORS, FRED VINEY AND PETER FEATHERSTONE
      Feb. 13, 2009

      WILLIAM LADD TAYLOR, (AMERICAN 1854 - 1926) TWO WATERCOLORS, FRED VINEY AND PETER FEATHERSTONE

      Est: $600 - $900

      WILLIAM LADD TAYLOR (american 1854 - 1926) two watercolors FRED VINEY AND PETER FEATHERSTONE Signed bottom center, watercolor Sight: 14 5/8 x 9 3/4 in. and FREDERICK W. FREER (american 1849-1908) DANIEL DERONDA Signed bottom right, watercolor 15 3/4 x 10 7/8 in.(2) provenance: Childs Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts

      Freeman's
    • WILLIAM LADD TAYLOR 1854-1926
      Mar. 08, 2007

      WILLIAM LADD TAYLOR 1854-1926

      Est: $6,000 - $8,000

      AWAITING HIS RETURN measurements 30 1/8 by 24 in. alternate measurements 76.5 by 61 cm. signed W. L. Ta***, l.r. oil on canvas Condition Note: canvas lined, craquelure, particularly to the lower half and figure, minor surface soiling, under UV light small patch of inpainting under chin, a few scattered small spots to upper right, possible inpaint to bridge of nose and cheek, and by neck of mandolin, signature partially indistinct We are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described in our catalogue. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSION CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE. PROVENANCE By descent from the grandfather of the present owner NOTE The grandfather of the present owner was a vice president at Curtis Publishing Company, where this work was acquired. This painting is believed to have been an illustration for the Saturday Evening Post.

      Sotheby's
    • WILLIAM LADD TAYLOR 1854-1926 PRESIDENT LINCOLN'S CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS
      Jun. 22, 2005

      WILLIAM LADD TAYLOR 1854-1926 PRESIDENT LINCOLN'S CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS

      Est: $4,000 - $6,000

      signed and dated 1900, l.l., inscribed COPYRIGHT 1901 BY THE CURTIS PUBLISHING COMPANY, l.r.; titled and inscribed on the reverse May 1901 / Bin 33 watercolor on paper laid down on panel Condition Note: fair condition overall, the paper is laid down on panel, the edges have been reduced slightly, there is scattered chipping to the paper at the edges, hidden by the frame, surface with two light scratches, scattered small ink spots to lower right corner, under UV light no apparent inpainting We are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described in our catalogue. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSION CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

      Sotheby's
    • WILLIAM LADD TAYLOR 1854-1926 PRESIDENT LINCOLN'S CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS
      Jun. 21, 2005

      WILLIAM LADD TAYLOR 1854-1926 PRESIDENT LINCOLN'S CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS

      Est: $4,000 - $6,000

      signed and dated 1900, l.l., inscribed COPYRIGHT 1901 BY THE CURTIS PUBLISHING COMPANY, l.r.; titled and inscribed on the reverse May 1901 / Bin 33 watercolor on paper laid down on panel Condition Note: fair condition overall, the paper is laid down on panel, the edges have been reduced slightly, there is scattered chipping to the paper at the edges, hidden by the frame, surface with two light scratches, scattered small ink spots to lower right corner, under UV light no apparent inpainting We are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described in our catalogue. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSION CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

      Sotheby's
    • William Howson Taylor, 1926
      Feb. 26, 2004

      William Howson Taylor, 1926

      Est: -

      A Ruskin High-Fired Vase on Stand the vase of squat body and flared cylindrical neck, in sang-de-boeuf and blue with turquoise spots; on stand in streaky red and grey with black spotting total height 29cm, both stamped 'Ruskin', vase dated 1926 (hairline to vase)

      Bonhams
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