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Ella Ferris Pell (1846 - 1922)

Lot 186: L186 RARE ELLA FERRIS PELL listed HUDSON RIVER OIL PAINTING

Estate Road Show Auctions LLC

September 18, 2011
Killen, AL, US

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Description

This is a very rare Original Oil on Artist Board by well listed American Artist Ella Ferris Pell (1846-1922). Signed and dated 1917 by the artist, in the original period frame and depicting a view of the Hudson River. The faded label on the back of the frame reads The Chatterton Shop, 175 Main Street, Fishkill on Hudson, NY. Painter, sculptor and illustrator Ella Ferris Pell went from her birth in 1846 in St. Louis, Missouri to a pauper's grave in Fishkill Rural Cemetery in New York in 1922. In between, a seemingly successful career does not explain her poverty-stricken destiny. Pell graduated in 1870 from the Design School for Women at Cooper Union in New York City after studying with the well-known sculptor William Rimmer. While still a student there in 1868, her sculpture of Puck received favorable notice in the New York Evening Post newspaper. She then attended the Academie des Beaux-Arts des Champs-Elysees in Paris in the 1880s, studying religious painting with Jacques-Fernand Humbert, portrait and genre painting with Gaston Casimir Saint-Pierre, and history painting with Jean-Paul Laurens. In between her studies in New York and France, Pell traveled in North Africa, the Near East and Europe for more than five years, exhibiting works including Water Vendor, Cairo, Egypt and La Annunziata, painted during her journeys, at the National Academy of Design in New York City. In the Paris Salons of 1889 and 1890, Pell exhibited The Angel Making Adam See the Consequences of His Sin, in the former and Salome and Portrait of Madame T., in the latter. Pell was regarded as an extremely able academic painter with a certain Baroque handling of light and dark exemplified in her fine and well known painting of Salome. Returning to New York City in the 1890s, Pell painted two mystical paintings, Storm Gods of Riz-Veda and The Evolution of Soul, as well as Agnus Dei, painted in 1899 and in the collection of the Columbus (Ohio) Museum of Art. In a more commercial vein, Pell had Christmas card and Easter designs published by color lithographer, Louis Prang. She also illustrated Through the Invisible, a love story by Paul Tyner which appeared in 1897.The Fort Ticonderoga Museum in New York has fifty-eight of her paintings in the Pell Family Collection. Source: Jules and Nancy Heller, North American Women Artists of the 20th Century, Askart.com,

Dimensions

L: 1.75 W: 15.5 H: 4 LB: 8 OZ:

Condition Report

Minor wear

Provenance

From the collection and living estate of Valverde from Charleston SC area.

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