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American Art and Pennsylvania Impressionists

 
Lot 71
 

71

Henry Bainbridge McCarter (American, 1864–1942)
Chime of the Bells 

Oil on canvas
36 1/4 x 30 in. (92.1 x 76.2cm)
Executed in 1937.

Provenance

Veerhoff Galleries, Washington, D.C.
(Presumably) acquired directly from the above.
Collection of Attorney General Francis Biddle and his wife Katherine Garrison Chapin, Pennsylvania.
By descent in the Biddle family.
Estate of Edmund Randolph and Frances Disner Biddle, Philadelphia Main Line, Pennsylvania.

Sold for $10,080
Estimated at $12,000 - $18,000


 

Oil on canvas
36 1/4 x 30 in. (92.1 x 76.2cm)
Executed in 1937.

Provenance

Veerhoff Galleries, Washington, D.C.
(Presumably) acquired directly from the above.
Collection of Attorney General Francis Biddle and his wife Katherine Garrison Chapin, Pennsylvania.
By descent in the Biddle family.
Estate of Edmund Randolph and Frances Disner Biddle, Philadelphia Main Line, Pennsylvania.

Exhibition

"Pennsylvania Academy Moderns: 1910-1945," National Collection of Fine Arts, Washington, D.C., May 9-July 6, 1975; also Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, July 30-September 6, 1975, no. 23 (traveling exhibition).

National Collection of Fine Arts, Washington, D.C., (on long-term loan from the Collection of Mrs. Katherine Katherine Garrison Biddle).

Literature

Pennsylvania Academy Moderns: 1910-1945, Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington D.C., 1975 pp. 24, 25, no. 23 (illustrated).

Note

In 1930, McCarter said "I've wanted for years to paint the fact and color and vibration of the sound of a chime of bells." Different examples of this bold, imaginative subject now exist, the earliest exampled dating from the early 1930s, such as the present work. Other versions can be seen in the colleciton of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Woodmere Museum of Art.

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