• Important American Paintings,  auction at Christies

    Sale 2225

    Important American Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture

    2 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 61

    Eastman Johnson (1824-1906)

    Harold McGuffey

    Price Realised  

    Eastman Johnson (1824-1906)
    Harold McGuffey
    oil on canvas
    19¼ x 16 in. (48.9 x 40.6 cm.)
    Painted circa 1882.


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    This work will be included in the forthcoming catalogue raisonné of the artist's work being compiled by Dr. Patricia Hills.

    Provenance

    Kingsley R. MacGuffey, Detroit, Michigan.
    Gift to the present owner from the above, 1930.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY OF THE CORCORAN GALLERY OF ART SOLD TO BENEFIT THE ACQUISITIONS FUND


    Literature

    N. Hirschl, Eastman Johnson, 1824-1906: Forerunner of Homer and Eakins, New York, 1937, p. 8.
    J.I.H. Baur, An American Genre Painter: Eastman Johnson, 1824-1906, Brooklyn, New York, 1940, p. 70, no. 231.
    Dougherty Carr Arts Foundation, Light and Shadow, South Texas Artmobile, Sixth Exhibit, exhibition catalogue, Corpus Christi, Texas, 1974, n.p.
    A.J. Solnit, "Changing Psychological Perspectives About Children and Their Families," Children Today, May-June 1976, p. 6, illustrated.


    Exhibited

    Washington, D.C., Corcoran Gallery of Art, before 1930, on loan.
    Corpus Christi, Texas, Dougherty Carr Arts Foundation, and elsewhere, Light and Shadow, South Texas Artmobile, Sixth Exhibit, September 1974-May 1975.