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    Sale 1911

    Important American Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture

    29 November 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 173

    John La Farge (1835-1910)

    Colossal Statue of Ananda, near the Ruined City of Pollanarua, Ceylon

    Price Realised  

    John La Farge (1835-1910)
    Colossal Statue of Ananda, near the Ruined City of Pollanarua, Ceylon
    inscribed with title (on the reverse)
    watercolor and gouache on paper laid down on board
    10 x 7 in. (25.4 x 17.8 cm.)
    Executed in 1891.


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    Provenance

    William Macbeth, New York.
    Victor D. Spark, New York.
    Christie's, New York, 18 March 1983, lot 7.
    Mr. and Mrs. Fred D. Bentley, Sr., Marietta, Georgia.
    Vance N. Jordan, New York.
    Acquired by the present owner from the above.


    Literature

    J.L. Yarnall, Recreation and Idleness: The Pacific Travels of John La Farge, exhibition catalogue, New York, 1998, p. 138, fig. 172, illustrated.


    Exhibited

    New York, Macbeth Gallery, John La Farge, 1907.
    Yonkers, New York, The Hudson River Museum, John La Farge: Watercolors and Drawings, n.d.
    New York, Vance Jordan Fine Art, Inc., Recreation and Idleness: The Pacific Travels of John La Farge, April 30-June 9, 1998.