Feb 14, 2013 - Sale 2303

Sale 2303 - Lot 3

Price Realized: $ 48,000
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Estimate: $ 50,000 - $ 75,000
HENRY OSSAWA TANNER (1859 - 1937)
The House (Wall) in Blue.

Oil on wood panel, circa 1908-12. 331x235 mm; 13x9 1/4 inches. Titled in pencil, upper right verso.

Provenance: ex-collection the estate of the artist, stamped and signed by the artist's son, Jesse O. Tanner, Le Douet, France; The Paris American Art Company, 125 boulevard Montparnasse, Paris and 2 rue Bonaparte, Paris, with both ink stamps on the verso, private collecti
on; thence by descent to the current owner.

Tanner made studies on small wood panels during his trips to Tangiers and the Holy Land from the end of the 19th century until 1912. He made his first two trips to Egypt and Palestine during 1897-98. At this time, his painting style also took on a looser, impressionist manner as seen in Study for Christ and Nicodemus on a Rooftop, circa 1898-1899, in the collection of the Smithsonian Institution. According to Adrienne L. Childs's essay "Tanner and 'Oriental' Africa," he later visited Algeria from February to March of 1908, but did most of his modernist "Orientalist" works from his last 1912 visit to Morocco.The dark shadows and blue palette of this empty nocturnal street scene date this painting to this later period. Marley p. 100.
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