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    Fine American Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture

    7 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 187

    Arthur Beecher Carles (1882-1952)

    Portrait of Helen Fleck Seyffert

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Arthur Beecher Carles (1882-1952)
    Portrait of Helen Fleck Seyffert
    oil on canvas
    30 x 25 in. (76.2 x 63.5 cm.)
    Painted circa 1921.


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    According to Barbara A. Wolanin, the present work is one among a series of three portraits of Helen Seyffert depicted in a similar pose that the artist painted in 1920 and 1921. This work resembles the final composition titled Woman in White (1920, Estate of Joseph H. Hirshorn), which is illustrated in the exhibition catalogue, Arthur B. Carles: Painting with Color. Mrs. Seyffert was a fellow painter and the wife of portrait painter Leopold Seyffert.

    Provenance

    Earl Horter, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
    Helen Lloyd Horter, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
    Paula M.L. Kelly, by descent.
    Sotheby's, New York, 21 September 1994, lot 173.
    Acquired by the present owner from the above.


    Pre-Lot Text

    Property from the Estate of Richard Ward Foster


    Literature

    B.A. Wolanin, Arthur B. Carles: Painting with Color, Philadelphia, 1983, p. 145, no. 92, illustrated.
    The Philadephia Museum of Art, Mad for Modernism: Earl Horter and His Collection, exhibition catalogue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1999, pl. 62, illustrated.


    Exhibited

    Chicago, Illinois, Chicago Arts Club, 1935, no. 19.
    Huntington, New York, The Heckscher Museum of Art, The Collector's Eye: American Art from Long Island Collections, October 12-December 1, 1996.
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, The Philadephia Museum of Art, Mad for Modernism: Earl Horter and His Collection, March 7-May 16, 1999.