Mar 21, 2017 - Sale 2440

Sale 2440 - Lot 58

Price Realized: $ 2,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 4,000 - $ 6,000
"Vanity." Pastel on board. 762x502 mm; 30x19 3/4 inches. Signed "Barse Jr. [19]05" in left image. Short closed tear at outer left edge obscured by frame. Framed. Provenance: Acquired in 1944 by the President of the John Clay Co., who displayed it at the Kansas City Livestock Exchange's prestigious "Hoof and Horn Club."

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Barse (1861-1938) was an American artist and illustrator who perfected the genre of allegorical and romantic subjects. He left Kansas City, Missouri in 1878 to study in Paris at the Ecole des Beaux Arts and the Academie Julian where he received numerous awards and accolades. After his studies, he moved to Italy where he met and married Rosina Ferrara, muse of John Singer Sargent. Upon returning to the United States, he continued to create award-winning paintings and commissions including a series of eight allegorical panels for the Library of Congress in 1895.