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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


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.


“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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