William Harden Foster

United States (18861941 ) - Artworks
FOSTER William Harden Navy Submarine

Litchfield /Jul 18, 2007
1,451.48 - 2,177.23
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William Harden Foster - Across The Canyon

William Harden Foster - Across The Canyon

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Lot number: 57
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William Harnden Foster (1886-1941) Across the Canyon, 1930 Signed and dated "William Harnden Foster 1930" lower left Oil on canvas, 26 by 20 inches William Harnden Foster was born in Andover, Massachusetts and trained at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston for three years before joining the Howard Pyle Art Colony in Delaware. At Pyle’’’’s suggestion, Foster submitted a series of works on trains to Scribner’’’’s titled “All in a Day’’’’s Run,” which the publisher accepted along with Foster’’’’s text. This began Foster’’’’s commercial career as a painter and author. Scribner’’’’s next assignment for the artist was to cover the building of the Panama Canal. As an avid sportsman, Foster was one of the inventors of skeet shooting. Along with Charles Davies, Foster created the current setup of the course, and in 1926 the pastime made its debut to the public on the pages of "National Sportsman" and "Hunting and Fishing" magazines. Foster served as editor of both publications between 1921 and 1936, and the artist created many paintings which graced their covers. The high water mark for Foster’’’’s work at auction was set in 2005 with “Early Morning,” a depiction of a Native American in a canoe. This work was painted in 1931, one year after “Across the Canyon.” Both important oil paintings are the same size. Today Foster’’’’s works are exceptionally hard to come by, especially his top tier western scenes. “Across the Canyon,” which was created in the region between Glacier Park and Waterton Lakes in Montana, was the cover image for the October 1930 issue of "National Sportsman," a copy of which accompanies the lot, as well as four books on the history of the artist.
William Harden Foster - English Setter

William Harden Foster - English Setter

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Lot number: 555
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William H. Foster (1886 - 1941) English Setter, 1937 Signed and dated "William Harnden Foster 1937" lower left Oil on canvas, 20 by 24 inches Provenance: Commissioned in 1937 by the current owner's grandfather, William Whittmore Scott Commissioned in 1937 by the current owner's grandfather, William Whittmore Scott Art & Galleries -
William Harden Foster - On Point

William Harden Foster - On Point

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Lot number: 125
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William Harnden Foster American, 1886-1941 On Point Signed William Harnden Foster and dated 1937 (lr) Oil on canvas 23 x 29 inches Provenance: William D. Pawley, Belvoir Farms, The Plains, Virginia; thence by descent to the present owner William D. Pawley was the former U.S. Ambassador to Peru, Brazil and was also based in Panama, Guatemala, Cuba and Nicaragua. Besides his diplomatic duties, Pawley was also an avid hunter. William Harnden Foster was an avid sportsman and a great admirer of the pointer. At a time when setters were championed as the dog for grouse hunting, Foster preferred the pointer for his grouse trialing and shooting wants. Through his association with the National Sportsman Magazine he was acquainted with many noted sportsmen and conservationists. Ever interested in preserving the integrity of the sport of grouse trialing and shooting and in sharpening the skills of the shooter and the dogs, Foster, along with several associates, developed "skeet", which was a method for practicing the shooting of a moving object. He compiled all his love and knowledge of the sport and in 1942 published the book New England Grouse Shooting, which has remained one of the great classics of the sport. Estimate $15,000-20,000 Dirty varnish. Frame rubbing. Tiny paint flake at far left center; another tiny paint flake in the body of the dog and a tiny ding at center with light concentric craquelure surrounding. Small area of fine craquelure in the dog. No apparent restoration. Overall good condition.
William Harden Foster - Navy Submarine

William Harden Foster - Navy Submarine

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Lot number: 841018
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Item No. 841018 : William Harnden Foster, American,1886-1941, 'Navy Submarine', Oil on Canvas L1FL2 William Harnden Foster, American, 1886-1941, 'Navy Submarine', Oilon Canvas, signed, dated lower right 'William Harnden Foster 1915'(TYT373) Measurements 23" H x 17" W Condition Light soiling, light crazing.
William Harden Foster - Early Morning

William Harden Foster - Early Morning

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Lot number: 125
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William Harnden Foster (1886-1941) Early Morning signed and dated 'William Harnden Foster/1931' (lower right) oil on canvas 26 x 20 in. (66 x 50.8 cm.) Special Notice On occasion, Christie's has a direct financial interest in lotsconsigned for sale. This interest may include guaranteeing aminimum price to the consignor of property or making an advance tothe consignor which is secured solely by consigned property. Suchproperty is offered subject to a reserve. This is such a lot. Pre-Lot Text Property from an Important Western Collection Provenance Robert W. Skinner, Boston, Massachusetts, 17 March 1995, lot262. Acquired by the present owner from the above.
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