March 30, 2014 14:00 EDT

The George D. Horst Collection of Fine Art

 
  Lot 44
 

44

HOWARD RUSSELL BUTLER (AMERICAN 1856-1934)
"MAINE CLIFFS IN SUNLIGHT"

Signed 'HR Butler' bottom right; with Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts '113th Annual Exhibition 1918' label verso, oil on canvas
25 1/4 x 32 1/8 in. (64.1 x 81.6cm)

Provenance: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Acquired from the above, March 26, 1918.
The George D. Horst Collection of Fine Art.
EXHIBITED:
"One Hundred and Thirteenth Annual Exhibition." Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. February 3 - March 24, 1918, no. 163.
NOTE:
Born in New York City, Butler practiced law before leaving the legal profession and developing his artistic talents, working alongside such luminaries as Frederic Church and John Singer Sargent. Butler funded the construction of the Fine Arts building on West 57th street in New York City, which housed the Art Students League, The Society of American Artists, the Architectural League of New York and the American Fine Arts Society, the last of which Butler founded and led for their first 17 years.

An exhibition catalogue from the "One Hundred and Thirteenth Annual Exhibition" at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts will accompany this lot.

Sold for $146,500
Estimated at $8,000 - $12,000


 

Signed 'HR Butler' bottom right; with Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts '113th Annual Exhibition 1918' label verso, oil on canvas
25 1/4 x 32 1/8 in. (64.1 x 81.6cm)

Provenance: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Acquired from the above, March 26, 1918.
The George D. Horst Collection of Fine Art.
EXHIBITED:
"One Hundred and Thirteenth Annual Exhibition." Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. February 3 - March 24, 1918, no. 163.
NOTE:
Born in New York City, Butler practiced law before leaving the legal profession and developing his artistic talents, working alongside such luminaries as Frederic Church and John Singer Sargent. Butler funded the construction of the Fine Arts building on West 57th street in New York City, which housed the Art Students League, The Society of American Artists, the Architectural League of New York and the American Fine Arts Society, the last of which Butler founded and led for their first 17 years.

An exhibition catalogue from the "One Hundred and Thirteenth Annual Exhibition" at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts will accompany this lot.

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