Feb 13, 2014 - Sale 2338

Sale 2338 - Lot 4

Price Realized: $ 15,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 15,000 - $ 25,000
Still Life with Roses.

Oil on linen canvas, circa 1885-87. 254x404 mm; 10x16 inches. Signed in oil, lower right.

Provenance: private New York collection.

Porter's elegant floral still life is a distinctive arrangement on a marble ledge. The elaborate and off center composition is an unusual one for the artist. Porter's focused realism and his use of flowers, holly and other greens found in nature are signs of his post-Paris period.