• American Paintings  auction at Christies

    Sale 2199

    American Paintings

    29 September 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 45

    Lockwood De Forest (1850-1932)

    Sitting by the Shore

    Price Realised  

    Lockwood De Forest (1850-1932)
    Sitting by the Shore
    oil on card
    12½ x 17¾ in. (31.8 x 45.1 cm.)


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    Although painting was Lockwood de Forest's true passion, he was well-known during his lifetime as an interior designer. Much like his close friend, Louis Comfort Tiffany, de Forest was heavily influenced by his travels east and much of his inspiration was derived from Indian design. Exquisite examples of the teakwood carvings designed by de Forest are in the collection of the Cooper Hewitt Museum and Olana, the New York State Historic Site and home of Hudson River School artist, Frederic Edwin Church.

    Provenance

    The artist.
    Estate of the above.
    By descent to the present owner.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR