Sale 19PT03 | Lot 1040

William Glackens

Catalogue: Impressionist & Modern Art
William Glackens

Lot Details

Lot 1040
William Glackens
American, 1870 - 1938
Path to Villa Les Pivoines, 1925
Oil on canvasboard
12 1/8 x 17 1/4 inches (30.8 x 43.8 cm)

The artist's family by descent
Private collection by gift from the above

The winter of 1925 was spent in the south, in Vence. After much searching, a suitable villa was found to rent. Glackens' son, Ira, described it: "a Victorian edifice with a cupola overlooking the whole town and the Mediterranean beyond. Behind it loomed the Baou des Blancs, a curious domed mountain with the ruins of a castle of the Knights Templars, and a road wound by down which black-garmented women came.... Les Pivoines (The Peonies) was the name of the villa. From the garden, the whole town with its ancient walls spread out below...." Both the Villa and the landscape provided inspiration. The architectural aspects of Les Pivoines and its walls, juxtaposing the curvilinear palm trees and the rounded mountain, made appealing contrasts for Glackens' colorful compositions, for example Le Baou (New Britain Museum of Art, Connecticut). The Villa appears in several paintings of the same name.

Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000
Sold for $11,250 (includes buyer's premium)

Additional Notes & Condition Report

There is a "V" shaped area of inpaint at the center right to address a slight abrasion. The corners of the work are a bit soft.

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Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000
Sold for $11,250 (includes buyer's premium)

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