ALEXANDER POPE (1849-1924)
ALEXANDER POPE (1849-1924)
ALEXANDER POPE (1849-1924)
ALEXANDER POPE (1849-1924)
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ALEXANDER POPE (1849-1924)

Pheasant and Game Bag After the Hunt

Details
ALEXANDER POPE (1849-1924)
Pheasant and Game Bag After the Hunt
signed 'A. Pope.' (upper left)
polychrome wood sculpture mounted on panel
30 x 23 in. (76.2 x 58.4 cm.)
Executed circa 1879-83.
Provenance
Richard York Gallery, New York.
Williams Collection, Tulsa, Oklahoma, acquired from the above.
Christie's, New York, 3 March 2003, lot 33, sold by the above.
Acquired by the late owner from the above.
Literature
D. Bolger Burke, American Paintings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, vol. III, New York, 1980, p. 105, another example illustrated.
D.F. Hoopes, "Alexander Pope, Painter of ‘Characteristic Pieces,’" Brooklyn Museum Annual, vol. 8, 1966-67, p. 136, fig. 4, another example illustrated.
Exhibited
Canton, Ohio, The Canton Art Institute, Hunting: A Constant Theme in the History of Art, January-March 1977.
Omaha, Nebraska, Joslyn Art Museum, The Chosen Object: European and American Still Life, April-June 1977, no. 25.

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Lot Essay

Ruth H. Cloudman writes, "For a brief time Alexander Pope appears to have been a student of the sculptor William Rimmer, and around 1880 Pope carved several polychromed wood sculptured of hunting trophies on panels, much like the trompe l'oeil paintings he did later. This is an intriguing and isolated instance of still-life sculpture before the 20th century innovations of Pablo Picasso." (The Chosen Object: European and American Still Life, exhibition catalogue, Omaha, Nebraska, 1977, n.p.)

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