Louis Comfort Tiffany
Study of a Young Boy
Signed with the artist's initials L. C. T. (lr)
Oil on canvas
7 7/8 x 7 7/8 inches
Cresmer Collection, Chicago, IL
Ira Spanierman Gallery, New York, 1962
Private collection, New York
Best known for his iridescent glass windows and object d'art, Tiffany was also a painter of oils and watercolors. He depicted Luminist landscapes and Orientalist subjects, while during the late 1870s, he rendered a number of urban images unusual in their era, including Duane Street (Brooklyn Museum). Study of Young Boy is among these works, demonstrating a realist approach that anticipates the art of the Ashcan School. The crouched boy's well-fitting clothes and leather shoes suggest that while he belongs to a city environment, he is not among New York City's street children.
C The Spanierman Gallery, LLC Collection of American Art
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