Sale 16AM02 | Lot 39

Claude (Claudine) Raguet Hirst

Catalogue: American Paintings, Furniture & Decorative Arts
Claude (Claudine) Raguet Hirst

Lot Details

Lot 39
Claude (Claudine) Raguet Hirst
American, 1855-1942
A Corner of Grandpa's Study, 1895
Signed Claude Raguet Hirst N.Y. (lr)
Watercolor on paper laid down on board
9 3/4 x 14 3/4 inches
Provenance:
Clausen Art Rooms, New York
Bob Sweeney, Los Angeles, CA, acquired from the above as a wedding gift for his fiancee, Beverly, 1945
Collection of Bridget Sweeney, Los Angeles, CA
Exhibited:
Boston, MA, Boston Art Club, 1895, no. 135
Philadelphia, PA, Sixth Annual Exhibition of Water Colors at the Art Club of Philadelphia, 1896, no. 112
Literature:
Arthur M. Hoeber, "My Pet Subject," Quarterly Illustrator 2, Apr. 1895 , illus. p. 229 (as A Corner in Grandpa's Study)
Martha M. Evans, Claude Raguet Hirst: Transforming the American Still Life, Columbus Museum of Art and Hudson Hills Press, 2004, p. 55, illus, fig. 35; cat. no. 41 (as location unknown)

Martha M. Evans has observed that by the mid-1890s, "the open book had emerged as the primary visual marker in Hirst's work.... She was also beginning to receive some critical acclaim for her emphasis on old books as well as for her work in general." [Martha M. Evans, Claude Raguet Hirst: Transforming the American Still Life, Columbus Museum of Art and Hudson Hills Press, 2004, p. 55]



Estimate: $1,200 - $1,800
Sold for $2,812 (includes buyer's premium)

Additional Notes & Condition Report

Watercolor is laid to a board, the back of which is a bit friable. The watercolor itself appears to be in good condition. The palette employed is muted, in shades of beige and brown. The pages of the open book are beige but that does not appear to be toning, but is rather the color of the watercolor paints applied by the artist.


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Estimate: $1,200 - $1,800
Sold for $2,812 (includes buyer's premium)

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