December 5, 2021 14:00 EST

American Art and Pennsylvania Impressionists Featuring the Collection of Virginia and Stuart Peltz

 
  Lot 51
 

51

Bo Bartlett (American, B. 1955)
Thinking, Wonder, Tub, Baptism, Heir

Titled on the right edge of the canvas, oil on linen
64 x 81 1/4 in. (162.6 x 206.4cm)
Executed between 1992-1995.

Provenance

Forum Gallery, New York, New York.
Acquired directly from the above.
Collection of Thomas J. Perkins, San Francisco and Belvedere, Calfiornia.
Clars Auction Gallery, Oakland, sale of November 13, 2006, lot 6199.
Acquired directly from the above sale.
Private Collection, New Hampshire.

Sold for $37,800
Estimated at $40,000 - $60,000


 

Titled on the right edge of the canvas, oil on linen
64 x 81 1/4 in. (162.6 x 206.4cm)
Executed between 1992-1995.

Provenance

Forum Gallery, New York, New York.
Acquired directly from the above.
Collection of Thomas J. Perkins, San Francisco and Belvedere, Calfiornia.
Clars Auction Gallery, Oakland, sale of November 13, 2006, lot 6199.
Acquired directly from the above sale.
Private Collection, New Hampshire.

Note

The present painting depicts the artist's son, Eliot (1987-2014). About the work, the artist reminisces: "This Tub painting is highly personal for me. It is of my youngest son Eliot. It was started after I’d begun to spend a lot of time with my mentor Andrew Wyeth. There is a stillness in the piece. We can feel time... It’s about the passage of time... and redemption. The pure light pours into the room... and a refraction creates the fleeting illusion of a halo above Eliot’s head."

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