Sale 12PT02 | Lot 411

Richard Hayley Lever

Catalogue: European, American, Modern & Contemporary Art
Richard Hayley Lever

Lot Details

Lot 411
Richard Hayley Lever
American, 1875-1958
Morning at Rockport, circa 1920
Signed Hayley Lever (lr)
Oil on canvas
25 1/4 x 30 inches

Private collection

New York, Spanierman Gallery, LLC, Hayley Lever (1876-1958), Feb. 20-Apr. 5, 2003, no. 26, p. 75 color illus.
New York, Spanierman Gallery, LLC, Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century American Masters, May 15-Jul. 3, 2008.

Carol Lowrey. Hayley Lever (1876-1958), exhi. cat., New York: Spanierman Gallery, LLC, 2003, p. 75 color illus., cat. 26.

Shortly after settling in New York City in 1912, the Australian born painter Hayley Lever was befriended by leading New York Realists, including Robert Henri, John Sloan, George Bellows, and Ernest Lawson. This association reflected the affinity these artists saw between Lever's forceful and vigorous images drawn from direct experience and their own. In America, Lever was perceived as an artist who had broken from scholasticism to develop an individualistic method, which was manifested in the way he brought life to his forms through animated lines-his style reflects his deep admiration for van Gogh. While creating images of the fishing port of St. Ives, on the Cornish coast of England in the first decade of the twentieth century, he had used an approach that blended spontaneity and structure. After making America his home, he applied it to views of coastal Massachusetts. In Morning at Rockport, Lever painted with Monet like color and brushwork, using the lines of rigging, ropes, and masts to bring out the scene's rhythms and patterns.

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

Glue relined. Minor frame rubbing. No visible restoration 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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