Description: oil on panel
Dimensions: 16 by 11 1/2 inches
Medium: oil on panel
Condition Report: The following condition report has been provided by Jim Wright, Jim Wright Painting Conservation, Somerville, MA email@example.com, an independent restorer who is not an employee of Sotheby's.The painting is in very good/excellent condition overall. The 2- piece panel is mounted to a cradle (probably before La Farge began painting). Although stable and in plane, the vertical joint of the two parts of the panel is visible.There is one vertical crack running with the grain on the lower edge and two on the top edge. The bottom one has been filled and retouched.In some of the darker shadows, there are several minor drying cracks that have been retouched.There is an artist's change in the upper portion of the vertical magnolia leaf that has been retouched.
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. 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.
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Exhibited: Boston, Massachusetts, Museum of Fine Arts,
John La Farge Memorial Exhibition, 1910-11
New York, The Jordan-Volpe Gallery,
Nature Vivante: The Still Lifes of John La Farge, April-June 1995, no. 18, pp. 18, 120, illustrated pl. 16, p. 81
Literature: "The Fine Arts: La Farge's Work,"
Boston Evening Transcript, December 28, 1910, p. 19
Celebrations in Art: A Passion for Flowers, New York, 1996, n.p., illustrated
Provenance: Mr. and Mrs. George W. Long, Boston, Massachusetts, 1870s
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Mr. and Mrs. Harry V. Long (their son), Boston, Massachusetts,
Mrs. Ruth I. Derby, Mrs. William B. Long and Mrs. S. Higginson Nash (their daughters and daughter-in-law),
Gift to the present owner from the above, 1956