School of John La Farge (American, 1835-1910)
Double Hollyhocks, c. 1865
Oil on canvas, 43 x 32 in. (109.2 x 81.3 cm), framed.
Condition: Lined, broadly brushed retouch to sky.
Provenance: William Vareika Fine Arts, Ltd., Newport, Rhode Island; through to the estate of Richard Mellon Scaife, Pennsylvania. The proceeds from the sale of this lot will benefit a Pennsylvania art institution.
N.B. We would like to thank William Vareika, William Vareika Fine Arts, Ltd., Newport, Rhode Island, for his kind assistance cataloging this lot.
Framed dimensions are 52 x 41 in. Label from Hastings & Davenport, Boston, on the back of the frame.
This work was presented to James Yarnall, who could not give it a full attribution to John La Farge. The work subsequently was sold to Richard Mellon Scaife as School of John La Farge. The suggested date was provided by the consignor.
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