Sale 13BE01 | Lot 39

Elmer Boyd Smith

Catalogue: Belle Epoque: 19th & 20th Century Decorative Arts
Elmer Boyd Smith

Lot Details

Lot 39
Elmer Boyd Smith
American, 1860-1943
Haystacks in a Brittany Landscape
Oil on canvas
15 x 21 inches
Provenance:
Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson, MS

Smith was born in St. John, in the province of New Brunswick, Canada, and grew up in Boston. From 1881 until 1897, he lived mostly in France, studying in Paris at the Académie Julian, and residing in the early 1890s in the tiny hamlet of Volombre. Here Smith captures the play of light on a quiet scene of haystacks and orderly homes, united visually by their red-pitched roofs. Both through the golden light that filters across the scene and the neat rows of buildings set against a lush landscape of fields and forests, Smith produced an iconic image of a tranquil French village at dawn.


C The Spanierman Gallery, LLC Collection of American Art

Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Sold for $5,000 (includes buyer's premium)

Additional Notes & Condition Report

Wax relined. Frame rubbing. There is a slight waive to the canvas. There is no visible restoration under UV light.


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Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Sold for $5,000 (includes buyer's premium)

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