March 30, 2014 14:00 EDT

The George D. Horst Collection of Fine Art

 
  Lot 43
 

43

GEORGE LOFTUS NOYES (AMERICAN/CANADIAN 1864-1954)
"JOYOUS ISLAND"

Signed 'G.L. Noyes' lower left; with Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts '115th Annual exhibition 1920' label verso; also with Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences label verso, oil on canvas
34 x 36 in. (86.4 x 91.4cm)
In a Foster Brothers, Boston, frame

Provenance: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Acquired from the above, April 2, 1920.
The George D. Horst Collection of Fine Art.
EXHIBITED:
"One Hundred and Fifteenth Annual Exhibition." Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, February 8 - March 28, 1920, no. 265.
NOTE:
An American Impressionist, George Loftus Noyes plein air paintings were highly respected, particularly in Boston where he kept a studio. He exhibited regularly at the Boston Arts Club before going into teaching at the turn of the century, when he taught N.C. Wyeth. Wyeth would later compliment Noyes on his use of color. The vibrancy of his palette in Joyous Island gives the painting an otherworldly, fantastic quality. Much of Noyes' life's work was destroyed in a fire in 1939.

Sold for $122,500
Estimated at $10,000 - $15,000


 

Signed 'G.L. Noyes' lower left; with Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts '115th Annual exhibition 1920' label verso; also with Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences label verso, oil on canvas
34 x 36 in. (86.4 x 91.4cm)
In a Foster Brothers, Boston, frame

Provenance: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Acquired from the above, April 2, 1920.
The George D. Horst Collection of Fine Art.
EXHIBITED:
"One Hundred and Fifteenth Annual Exhibition." Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, February 8 - March 28, 1920, no. 265.
NOTE:
An American Impressionist, George Loftus Noyes plein air paintings were highly respected, particularly in Boston where he kept a studio. He exhibited regularly at the Boston Arts Club before going into teaching at the turn of the century, when he taught N.C. Wyeth. Wyeth would later compliment Noyes on his use of color. The vibrancy of his palette in Joyous Island gives the painting an otherworldly, fantastic quality. Much of Noyes' life's work was destroyed in a fire in 1939.

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