Jun 12, 2014 - Sale 2354

Sale 2354 - Lot 16

Price Realized: $ 4,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 3,000 - $ 5,000
Chinese Pitong Inlaid with Ivory, Mother-of-Pearl and Stones.

Pen and black ink and gouache on paper mounted on card stock, circa 1879. 240x150 mm; 9 1/2x6 inches. Signed, titled and annotated in pen and black ink, lower margin recto. Ex-collection the artist James D. Smillie; thence by descent to the current owners.

La Farge made this drawing to be illustrated in the American Watercolor Society's twelfth annual exhibition catalogue, New York, 1879 (see also lots 13, 14 and 15).

The watercolor that this drawing was based on is currently in the collection of the Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum (Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop, 1943.310).