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    Sale 1911

    Important American Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture

    29 November 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 12

    Leon Kroll (1884-1974)

    Manhattan from Hoboken

    Price Realised  

    Leon Kroll (1884-1974)
    Manhattan from Hoboken
    signed and dated 'Kroll 15' (lower right)
    oil on panel
    14 x 14 in. (35.6 x 35.6 cm.)


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    Valerie Ann Leeds writes of the present work, "Manhattan from Hoboken, 1915, combines both urban and pastoral aspects into a single composition, as well as incorporating Kroll's interest in train themes...It is a transitional work that incorporates Kroll's earlier city scenes with his increasing preoccupation with landscape subjects. In this work there is evidence of a new sense of plasticity seen in his rendering of the hillside...this plasticity can be traced to his admiration for the work of Cèzanne. His use of unusual perspective and the juxtaposition of nature and industry result in a dynamic and dramatic composition." (In the American Spirit: Realism and Impressionism from the Lawrence Collection, exhibition catalogue, St. Petersburg, Florida, 1999, p. 22)

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    Provenance

    [With]Thomas Colville Fine Art, New York.
    [With]De Ville Galleries, Los Angeles, California.
    Private collection, Hope Ranch, California, acquired from the above, 1987.
    Keogh & Riehlman Fine Art, New York.
    Acquired by the present owner from the above, 1996.


    Pre-Lot Text

    Property from the Samuel B. and Marion W. Lawrence Collection


    Literature

    J. Hardin and V.A. Leeds, In the American Spirit: Realism and Impressionism from the Lawrence Collection, exhibition catalogue, St. Petersburg, Florida, 1999, pp. 19, 22, 83, 84, no. 21, illustrated.
    M. Culver, The Art of Leon Kroll, exhibition catalogue, Ogunquit, Maine, 2002, n.p.


    Exhibited

    New York, Gerald Peters Gallery, Leon Kroll: Revisited, November 12-December 12, 1998.
    St. Petersburg, Florida, Museum of Fine Arts, In the American Spirit: Realism and Impressionism From the Lawrence Collection, March 21-June 13, 1999, no. 21.
    Ogunquit, Maine, The Ogunquit Museum of American Art, The Art of Leon Kroll, July 1-August 13, 2002.