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John La Farge
American (1835-1910)

Dawn.-Allegorical Study in Water Color, circa 1883
Watercolor and gouache on heavy buff paper, 12 1/8 x 4 3/4 inches, sight
Early 20th-Century Whistler style Frame

Literature

Moore’s Art Gallery, New York, 26 - 27 March 1885. 2 oils, 84 watercolors, 2 pastels, 9 drawings. Catalogue of a Collection of Oil and Water Color Paintings, by John La Farge, 32 pages with descriptive texts by the artist for some of the works, lot 87.

note

“An exact study for a figure in one of a pair of windows made around 1883 for Arabella Worsham of New York (later Mrs. Collis Potter Huntington). The windows are now in the American Academy for Arts & Letters on 155th Street in New York where they were donated anonymously in 1925 by her son, Archer Milton Huntington (who took his step-father’s name).” letter from James Yarnall to Thomas Colville on April 24th, 1998.

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