30 October 2002
SOLD ON BEHALF OF THE PENNSYLVANIA ACADEMY OF THE FINE ARTS IN ORDER TO BENEFIT ITS AMERICAN ART ACQUISITION FUND
Narcisse Virgile Diaz de la Peña (French, 1808-1876)
En foret de Fontainebleau
signed and dated 'N. Diaz. 70' (lower left)
oil on panel
24¼ x 32 1/8 in. (61.6 x 81.7 cm.)
Painted in 1870
Henry C. Gibson, Philadelphia.
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, 1892 (bequest from the above).
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E. Strahan, ed., Art Treasures of America, New York, circa 1880, vol. I, p. 80.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, The Beneficent Connoisseurs (Henry C. Gibson Collection), January- February 1974, no. 30.
Pierre Miquel will include this work in his forthcoming Diaz catalogue raisonné as no. 1528.
*This lot may be exempt from sales tax as set forth in the Sales Tax Notice in the back of the catalogue.
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