Guy Pène du Bois (1884-1958)
Guy Pène du Bois (1884-1958)
Guy Pène du Bois (1884-1958)
Guy Pène du Bois (1884-1958)
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Framing the Figure: Property from an Important Private Collection

Sunday Walkers

Sunday Walkers
signed and dated 'Guy Pène du Bois/36' (lower right)
oil on canvas
24 x 20 in. (60.9 x 50.8 cm.)
Painted in 1936.
The artist.
Estate of the above.
Graham Gallery, New York.
Private collection, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Sotheby's, New York, 27 May 1993, lot 85, sold by the above.
Acquired by the present owner from the above.
The Art Quarterly, vol. 32, New York, 1969, p. 352.
New York, Graham Gallery, Guy Pène Du Bois, January 1970, no. 19, cover illustration.
Boca Raton, Florida, Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton Collects: The Modernist Spirit within Private Collections, June 27-September 2, 2001.

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Lot Essay

The present work likely depicts a scene at the Saratoga Race Track. The artist spent a great deal of time in the area ahead of his 1937 Treasury Relief Art Project commission for the Saratoga Springs, New York Post Office, for which he painted his monumentally scaled, two-panel work Saratoga in Racing Season. During the August 1936 racing season, the year the present work was painted, the famous underdog Sea Biscuit won the Saratoga Handicap. The couple depicted in the painting may be the artist's daughter Yvonne and her fiancé, Houghton Field Furlong.

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