Hudson River School and other Nineteenth Century

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John La Farge
Women Bathing in Papara River, 1891
Watercolor on paper
16 3/4 x 14 1/2 inches

PROVENANCE
The artist; to
[Knoedler and Co., New York];
Private collection;
Mr. and Mrs. J. William Middendorf, II, Rhode Island;
[Hirschl and Adler Galleries, Inc., New York]; to
[Kennedy Galleries, New York]; to
Private collection, by 1980, until the present

EXHIBITED

Durand-Ruel Galleries, New York, Feb. 25-Mar. 25, 1895, Paintings, Studies, Sketches and Drawings, Mostly Records of Travel 1886 and 1890-91 by John La Farge, no. 176 // Societe Nationale des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France, Apr. 24-May 1895, Études, esquisses, dessins: Souvenirs et notes de voyage (1886 et 1890-91) par John La Farge, no. 175 // Doll and Richards, Boston, Feb. 14-26, 1896, Exhibition and Private Sale of Paintings in Water Color and Oil Chiefly from South Sea Islands, no. 40 // Gallery of the Picture Exhibition Society, Cleveland, Dec. 23, 1896-Jan. 5, 1897, Catalogue. Paintings, Studies, Sketches and Drawings, Mostly Records of Travel 1886 and 1890-91, by John La Farge, no. 58 //Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Jan. 25-Feb. 21, 1897, Catalogue. Paintings, Studies, Sketches and Drawings, Mostly Records of Travel 1886 and 1890-91, by John La Farge, no. 58 // Wunderlich and Co., New York, Mar.-Apr. 1897, Catalogue of Works by John La Farge, no. 35 // St. Louis Museum of Fine Arts, St. Louis, Mar. 5-20, 1897, A Group of Paintings, Studies and Sketches, Records of Travel in 1886, 1890, and 1891 by John La Farge . . . , no. 61 // New York Water Color Club, New York, Nov. 7-20, 1897, Catalogue, Eighth Annual Exhibition of the New York Water Color Club at the Galleries of the American Fine Arts Society, no. 352 // Boston Water Color Club, Boston, Feb. 9-24, 1900,Water Color Club. Thirteenth Annual Exhibition at the Boston Art Club, no. 57 // Hirschl & Adler, New York, Dec. 4, 1967- Jan. 13, 1968, American Paintings for Public and Private Collections, no. 68, illus. // Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, Alabama, Jan. 16-Feb. 13, 1972, American Watercolors 1850-1972, (traveling to The Mobile Art Gallery, Mobile, Alabama, Feb. 22-Mar. 31, 1972) (no cat.) // Kennedy Galleries, New York, 1991, Specially Selected American Masters, 1759-1991, no. 9 // Vance Jordan Fine Art Inc., New York, Apr. 30-Jun. 8, 1998, Recreation and Idleness: The Pacific Travels of John La Farge, (not numbered) // Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut, Oct, 2010 – Jan. 2011, John La Farge’s Second Paradise: Voyages in the South Seas, 1890-1891, no. 34 // Palmer Museum of Art, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, 2002-03, An Endless Panorama of Beauty: Selections from the Jean and Alvin Snowiss Collection of American Art, pp. 68-69, illus. in color

 

RECORDED

“Water Colors by John and Bancel La Farge,” New York Times, Apr. 14, 1897, p. 6 // John La Farge, “Passages from a Diary in the Pacific: Tahiti,” Scribner’s Magazine, vol. 30 (Jul. 1901), p. 78, illus. // Henry Adams, “Regaining Paradise,” Art and Antiques, vol. 6 (Mar. 1985), p. 62 // [Advertisement, Kennedy Galleries], Antiques, vol. 140 (Jul. 1991), p. 15 // James L. Yarnall, Recreation and Idleness: The Pacific Travels of John La Farge (New York: Vance Jordan Fine Art, 1998), p. 97 // Alan Sage, “‘Second Paradise’ Offers a Glimpse of La Farge’s Foggy World”, The Yale Herald, Oct. 22, 2010 // Prue Ahrens, “John La Farge and the Imagined Isles”, American Art, vol. 25, no. 2 (Summer 2011), pp. 8-10, illus. //Farisa Kahlid, “Les Fantomes d’Empire: ‘Vanishing Paradies'”, Pop Matters, Jun. 20, 2013

 

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