Project DescriptionDescription: Oil on canvas, 46.4 x 60.9 cm. Signed 'Lawson' (lower right). The present work likely depicts a riverbank in Connecticut, where Lawson studied and worked for much of his career
Catalogue note: The present work likely depicts a riverbank in Connecticut, where Lawson studied and worked for much of his career.Ernest Lawson, a progressive artist and member of a group of artists called The Eight. Born in Nova Scotia, Lawson studied at the Art Students League in New York and then the Académie Julian in France. The artist achieved early recognition with his Impressionist landscapes paintings. In 1897, he returned to New York City where, for several decades, his paintings of the docks, constructions sites, Coney Island, and the Hudson River garnered good reviews. He eventually moved from New York to Colorado Springs, where he painted and taught for 2 years. In 1936, the artist moved to Florida, where he died of a heart attack in 1939. His work is held in collections of major museums including Metropolitan Museum of Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, Brooklyn Museum in New York.
Provenance: Acquired from Christie’s, Sale 17035, Lot 162, Invoice no. DB19011611. Bonhams, New York, 21 May 2008, lot 1075 | Private collection, acquired from the above | Christie's, New York, 25 March 2015, lot 139, sold by the above | Acquired by the present owner from the above
Catalogue no.: 2019P0248-EL