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John La Farge
American (1835-1910)

Woman in White Reading, circa 1881
Watercolor, Sheet, 14 x 6 1/2 inches; Sight, 7 1/8 x 3 3/8 inches
Initialed JFL lower right and titled lower left
19th Century American Frame


Mrs. M. Bernard Philip, New York, 1934
Michael M. Engel, New York (before 1969)
By descent to Michael M. Engel, Jr., Huntington, New York until 2013


New York, Moore’s Art Gallery, 1887, no. 5, as Woman in white dress. Reading, -- Lark background. – Watercolor study. Signed


To be included in forthcoming catalogue raisonne by Henry La Farge, Mary A. La Farge and James Yarnall, cat. no. W81.20

This painting is possibly a study for the allegorical figure of “Sight” in the watercolor room of the Cornelius Vanderbilt House, cat. no. P82.5a

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