Sale 12PT02 | Lot 399

William James Glackens

Catalogue: European, American, Modern & Contemporary Art
William James Glackens

Lot Details

Lot 399
William James Glackens
American, 1870-1938
The Terrace, Paris, 1896-1897
Oil on canvas
19 1/2 x 24 inches

The artist
Estate of the artist
Private collection, New York, 1968
Collection of Jack Kartee, Long Island, NY
Private collection, New York
Collection of Richard Ward Foster, 1987
Estate of Richard Ward Foster
Private collection, New York

New York, Davis Galleries, 19th and 20th Century American Landscapes, Mar. 1961
New York, Spanierman Gallery, LLC, Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century American Masters, May 15-Jul. 3, 2008

Although the location shown in this work has yet to be identified, the impact of William Glackens's 1895 trip to Paris can be seen clearly in The Terrace, a painting that strongly evokes the spirit of fin de siècle Parisian life. The setting is a promenade overlooking a city, below which Glackens suggestively conveys the presence of buildings and electric lights becoming visible at dusk. As well-dressed ladies and gentlemen stroll and enjoy the view, swirling clouds overhead seem to suggest a coming storm. An image of modern life, The Terrace evokes the nuances of urban leisure in the Belle Epoque, and at the same time anticipates the realism that Glackens and other members of The Eight would bring to the fore in American art in the years ahead.

C The Spanierman Gallery, LLC Collection of American Art

Estimate: $30,000 - $50,000
Sold for $18,750 (includes buyer's premium)

Additional Notes & Condition Report

Wax relined. Frame rubbing. Light scattered touches of inpaint evenly spread throughout the canvas. No further restoration is visible under UV light.

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Estimate: $30,000 - $50,000
Sold for $18,750 (includes buyer's premium)

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European, American, Modern & Contemporary Art

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