Sale 13BE01 | Lot 44

Robert Loftin Newman

Catalogue: Belle Epoque: 19th & 20th Century Decorative Arts
Robert Loftin Newman

Lot Details

Lot 44
Robert Loftin Newman
American, 1827-1912
Wayside Madonna
Oil on canvas
6 1/8 x 8 inches
Archives of American Art

The key American painter of the late nineteenth century to focus on religious themes, Newman often depicted the subject of the Madonna and Child, envisioning it through the lens of his mystical orientation. Using a layering of rich, deep color, the legacy of his training with Thomas Couture in Paris, he treated figural forms as simple masses blended into landscapes that hover between the recognizable and a realm of fantasy. Here the mother's tiredness and tenderness exude from Newman's expressive treatment. This painting was possibly the work once entitled Wayside Repose, exhibited in the 1894 exhibition of Newman's paintings held at Knoedler Gallery and the Museum of Fine Arts Boston (no. 92, lent by Miss Walker).

C The Spanierman Gallery, LLC Collection of American Art

Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000
Sold for $3,125 (includes buyer's premium)

Additional Notes & Condition Report

Glue relined. Frame rubbing, with some corresponding inpaint. Scattered craquleure, with some minor corresponding inpaint. There is some possible inpaint in the child's blanket at center. Dense varnish, unable to detect further restoration under UV light.

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Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000
Sold for $3,125 (includes buyer's premium)

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Belle Epoque: 19th & 20th Century Decorative Arts

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