Sale 13BE01 | Lot 17

Francis Coates Jones

Catalogue: Belle Epoque: 19th & 20th Century Decorative Arts
Francis Coates Jones

Lot Details

Lot 17
Francis Coates Jones
American, 1857-1932
On the Terrace
Signed Francis C. Jones (ll)
Oil on canvas
20 x 14 inches
Meinhard Galleries, Houston, TX
Private collection, FL
On the Terrace exemplifies the Gilded Age, a time when such images of idealized female figures in classical attire represented the refinement, beauty, and leisure associated with high culture. Showing his subject seated on a stone bench, Jones gave the work a frieze-like appearance, enhancing its decorative effect. At the same time, by bathing the scene in a gentle light, he conjured a poetic realm distinct from the materialism of an increasingly industrialized America. An artist who trained in Paris with Bougereau and other academic teachers, Jones was among the key American artists to translate French classicism into an American idiom.

C The Spanierman Gallery, LLC Collection of American Art

Estimate: $8,000 - $12,000
Sold for $12,500 (includes buyer's premium)

Additional Notes & Condition Report

Glue relined. Frame rubbing. There is some light inpaint in the face of the woman, in the sky, some light touches in the canapy and the lower register from frame rubbing. There was also a touch of inpaint in the wall at the center left. There is no further restoration under UV light.

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Estimate: $8,000 - $12,000
Sold for $12,500 (includes buyer's premium)

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Belle Epoque: 19th & 20th Century Decorative Arts

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