Claude (Claudine) Raguet Hirst
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
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
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
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]
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