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American and European Figurative Paintings

John La Farge

American (1835-1910)

Woman in White Reading, circa 1881
Watercolor on paper, Sight: 7 1/8 x 3 3/8 inches, Sheet: 14 x 6 1/4 inches

Initialed JLF lower right
Titled lower left


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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