Sale 13BE01 | Lot 43

Elihu Vedder American, 1836-1923 Le Casacce, Between Perugia and Gubbio, 1867

Catalogue: Belle Epoque: 19th & 20th Century Decorative Arts
Elihu Vedder American, 1836-1923 Le Casacce, Between Perugia and Gubbio, 1867

Lot Details

Lot 43
Elihu Vedder American, 1836-1923 Le Casacce, Between Perugia and Gubbio, 1867
American, 1836-1923
Le Casacce, Between Perugia and Gubbio, 1867
Signed Vedder and dated Aug 30/67 (lr); inscribed Between Perugia and Le Casacce, Vedder, inscribed Between Perugia and Gubbio and signed Elihu Vedder on the reverse
Oil on canvas
8 1/4 x 12 inches
Provenance:
Collection of Richard and Gloria Manney, NH
Private collection

Elihu Vedder rendered this painting during a summer sketching tour in Umbria, Italy, with his good friend, the painter Thomas H. Hotchkiss. In a recollection of the trip, Vedder wrote of passing the day and making "innumerable sketches of the mountains, and notes of their ever-changing hues." In this image of the small town of Le Casacce, Vedder created a tightly structured composition, silhouetting the darkened hills in which a lone farmhouse is situated against the overcast sky at the end of the day. Typical of Vedder's work, his emphasis was more on mood than transcription. As scholar Joshua Taylor wrote: "His goal was the construction of an artistic object that had evocative powers, rich in reminiscence . . . . Whether he was painting directly from nature or composing or completing a work in his studio, he retained a fresh, simple manner of painting that convinces the viewer that he himself is looking creatively." (Perceptions and Evocations: The Art of Elihu Vedder, 1979, p. 87)


C The Spanierman Gallery, LLC Collection of American Art

Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Sold for $3,437 (includes buyer's premium)

Additional Notes & Condition Report

Glue relined. Frame rubbing. There are scattered touches of inpaint in the sky, especially at the upper right corner. There is a touch of inpaint in the ground in the lower right corner, there is another touch along the left center register, approximately 1/2 inch.


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Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Sold for $3,437 (includes buyer's premium)

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