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Kilauea and Crater Basin, Noon. Heavy Clouds

John La Farge

American (1835-1910)

Kilauea and Crater Basin, Noon. Heavy Clouds, 1890
Watercolor on paper, 5 ¼ x 8 inches

Inscribed and dated on label affixed to verso in hand of Edward W. Hooper: Kilauea, Hawaii / noon, Sept. / heavy clouds, crater basin / (black lava shining) / for all is shown from upper / clouds which come down on both / sides. Cone becomes just / visible through stream


Edward William Hooper, Boston, until his death in 1901

His daughter, Mrs. Greely S. (Fanny Hooper) Curtis, Boston, 1901 – her death in 1963

Her son, Greely S. Curtis, Jr., Cambridge, MA, 1963 – his death in 1980


Paris, Societe Nationale des Beaux-Arts, Études, esquisses, dessins, Souvenirs et notes de voyage (1886 et 1890-91) par John La Farge, 24 April – May 1895, no. 54, p. 12

Boston, Doll & Richards Gallery, Exhibition and Private Sale of Paintings in Watercolor and Oil from the South Sea Islands and Japan by Mr. John La Farge, 14-20(?) February 1895, cat. no. 54

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