June 6, 2021 14:00 EST

American Art and Pennsylvania Impressionists

 
  Lot 83
 

83

Harry Leith-Ross (American, 1886–1973)
Spring Pastoral

Signed 'Leith-Ross' bottom right, oil on canvasboard
8 x 16 in. (20.3 x 40.6cm)

Provenance

Golden Door Gallery, New Hope, Pennsylvania.
Acquired directly from the above in 1967.
Collection of Fred H. Ryan, Los Angeles, California (General Manager of the Los Angeles Turf Club, Harry Leith-Ross' tennis partner).
By descent in the family.
Private Collection, California.

Sold for $9,450
Estimated at $3,000 - $5,000


 

Signed 'Leith-Ross' bottom right, oil on canvasboard
8 x 16 in. (20.3 x 40.6cm)

Provenance

Golden Door Gallery, New Hope, Pennsylvania.
Acquired directly from the above in 1967.
Collection of Fred H. Ryan, Los Angeles, California (General Manager of the Los Angeles Turf Club, Harry Leith-Ross' tennis partner).
By descent in the family.
Private Collection, California.

Note

The present painting will be accompanied by a letter from the Artist dated November 6, 1967. In it, Leith-Ross reveals the exact location of the painting: "Do you remember the hill known as Buckingham Mountain situated between Pineville and Bunckingham? There is still a very rough road leading to the top where you find a small church and a rather desolate cemetery." In the letter, the artist recalls: "One spring day when driving down the east slope, and from a point about half way down, I saw this landscape and painted it much as it is."

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Harry Leith-Ross