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    Sale 12165

    American Art

    22 November 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 98

    Francis Hopkinson Smith (1838-1915)

    The Garden at the Inn of William the Conqueror

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Francis Hopkinson Smith (1838-1915)
    The Garden at the Inn of William the Conqueror
    signed 'F Hopkinson Smith' (lower right)
    watercolor, gouache and charcoal on paper laid down on paper
    17 ½ x 21 in. (44.5 x 53.3 cm.)
    Executed circa 1905.


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    Dating from the 16th century, the Inn of William the Conqueror is located on the Normandy coast in the village of Dives-sur-Mer. By the late 19th century, it was a popular destination for the nobility and political and creative minds of the era. The Inn was a particularly favorite subject of Francis Hopkinson Smith, also serving as the setting of his 1912 novel The Arm-Chair at the Inn.

    Provenance

    Caroline Huntington Holladay.
    Estate of the above.
    Butterfields, San Francisco, California, 12 December 1996, lot 3074, sold by the above.
    Vance Jordan Fine Art, Inc., New York.
    Acquired by the present owner from the above.


    Pre-Lot Text

    Distinguished American Art from a New York Private Collection