March 30, 2014 14:00 EDT

The George D. Horst Collection of Fine Art

 
  Lot 58
 

58

BIRGE HARRISON (AMERICAN 1854-1929)
"THE LOCK IN WINTER"

Signed 'Birge Harrison' lower left, also signed on stretcher verso; with Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts '113th Annual Exhibition 1918' label verso, oil on canvas
25 x 30 in. (63.5 x 76.2cm)

Provenance: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Acquired from the above, March 23, 1918, no. 23.
The George D. Horst Collection of Fine Art.
EXHIBITED:
"One Hundred and Thirteenth Annual Exhibition." Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, February 3 - March 24, 1918.
NOTE:
A Philadelphian, Birge Harrison studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, where he credited Thomas Eakins as a major influence. At the suggestion of John Singer Sargent, Harrison went to Paris and exhibited his painting Novembre at the 1882 Paris Salon. It was purchased by the French government, one of the first American artists to have that distinction. A tonalist, Harrison's landscapes often feature dark, neutral hues, such as the gray tone that runs through The Lock In Winter.

Sold for $46,875
Estimated at $8,000 - $12,000


 

Signed 'Birge Harrison' lower left, also signed on stretcher verso; with Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts '113th Annual Exhibition 1918' label verso, oil on canvas
25 x 30 in. (63.5 x 76.2cm)

Provenance: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Acquired from the above, March 23, 1918, no. 23.
The George D. Horst Collection of Fine Art.
EXHIBITED:
"One Hundred and Thirteenth Annual Exhibition." Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, February 3 - March 24, 1918.
NOTE:
A Philadelphian, Birge Harrison studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, where he credited Thomas Eakins as a major influence. At the suggestion of John Singer Sargent, Harrison went to Paris and exhibited his painting Novembre at the 1882 Paris Salon. It was purchased by the French government, one of the first American artists to have that distinction. A tonalist, Harrison's landscapes often feature dark, neutral hues, such as the gray tone that runs through The Lock In Winter.

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