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Alfred Wordsworth Thompson

United States (18401896 ) - Artworks
THOMPSON Alfred Wordsworth Forest Clearing

Weschler's /May 9, 2014
1,433.38 - 2,150.08
1,015.84

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Alfred Wordsworth Thompson - In The Deep South

Alfred Wordsworth Thompson - In The Deep South

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Lot number: 69
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A. Wordsworth Thompson 1840 - 1896 IN THE DEEP SOUTH signed Wordsworth Thompson (lower right) oil on canvas 16 1/4 by 20 1/2 inches (41.3 by 52 cm) Read Condition Report Read Condition Report Register or Log-in to view condition report Saleroom Notice Provenance Musgrove Mill Antiques, Spartanburg, South Carolina Sale: Sotheby's, New York, May 24, 1989, lot 20 Acquired by the present owner from the above sale
Alfred Wordsworth Thompson - Sand Hill Aristocrats

Alfred Wordsworth Thompson - Sand Hill Aristocrats

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Lot number: 72
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Alfred Wordsworth Thompson (New York/Maryland/New Jersey, 1840-1896) Sand Hill Aristocrats, North Carolina, 1869, signed lower left "Wordsworth Thompson 69", oil on canvas, 10 x 12-1/8 in.; modern gilt wood and composition frame, original stretcher and tacking edge, crackle Lot Notes: Thompson was born in Baltimore on May 26, 1840. He was intended by parental vision as well as education to enter his father's law office; however, just before the War Between the States began, he opened his art studio in Mulberry Street. He visited Harper's Ferry to sketch John Brown in prison. The resulting drawing was published in Harper's Weekly, and when war broke out, he went to work for that periodical as a special artist. He also provided illustrations for the Illustrated London News. Thompson cut short his participation in the War Between the States. After less than one year as an artist-correspondent, he left the United States to study art in Paris. His instructors included the genre painter Charles Gleyre (1806-1874) and the landscapist Emile Lambinet (1815-1878). (1) In 1865 he enjoyed the distinction of having his painting "The Moorlands of Au Fargis" exhibited in the annual Paris Salon. Not until 1868, well after the war, and after he had had time to travel throughout the Rhineland, along the Danube, and make a six-month walking tour from Heidelberg to Calabria, did he return home, establishing his studio in New York City. (2) Despite Addison Richard's warning of the difficulty which the artist would encounter in traveling through the south, Thompson did visit Virginia and North Carolina soon after he returned to the States and at other times in the 1870s and 80s. He exhibited "The Poor White Trash - A Home in the Sand Hills" at the Spring exhibition of the Brooklyn Art Association in 1869 (3), and seven years later "Virginia in the Olden Time" was hung in the Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia. "Road Out of Norfolk", which Thompson completed in 1888, today may be seen in the collection of the Chrysler Museum. Thompson's southern views did not go unnoticed in the North. S. G. W. Benjamin, writing in 1879, glowingly described Thompson's picture of "a steamboat landing in Chesapeake Bay, with its groups of carriages and horses, mules, cattle, negroes, babies, planters and dogs, in picturesque confusion."(4) An anonymous nineteenth-century reviewer who visited Thompson's studio wrote, "He has at present on his easel and nearly completed a large landscape of western North Carolina scenery." The reviewer went on to identify the scene as representing a broad valley with Mount Pisgah and Coal Mountain in the background and continued, in praise of Thompson's technique, "Mr. Thompson combines in his style much of the solidity of the French with the charming detail of the American school, and in all that he does he gives evidence of the thorough training he has received in his preliminary studies." -Cynthia Seibels, courtesy of the Charleston Renaissance Gallery SOURCES (1) John Denison Champlin, Jr., and Charles C. Perkins. Cyclopedia of Painters and Painting. Port Washington: Kennikat Press, Inc., 1969 (originally published 1885-1887), vol. 4, p. 269. (2) M. & M. Karolik Collection of American Water Colors and Drawings, 1800-1875. Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, 1962, vol. 1, p. 282. (3) Clark S. Marlor, A History of the Brooklyn Art Association with an Index of Exhibitions. New York: James F. Carr, 1970, p. 351. (4) S. G. W. Benjamin. Our American Artists. Boston: D. Lathrop & Co., Publishers, 1870, n.p. (5) Fine Arts. The Artists in the Tenth Street Studio - Dr. Ruggles's Pictures. Alfred W. Thompson. Unidentified and undated clipping in the Alfred Wordsworth Thompson file. Manuscript collection. The New York Historical Society;
Alfred Wordsworth Thompson - The Port Of Algiers

Alfred Wordsworth Thompson - The Port Of Algiers

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Lot number: 524
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Alfred Wordsworth Thompson 1840 - 1896 THE PORT OF ALGIERS signed Wordsworth Thompson and titled (lower left) oil on canvas 21 3/4 by 36 1/4 in.; 55.2 by 92.1 cm Read Condition Report Read Condition Report Register or Log-in to view condition report Saleroom Notice Provenance Sale: Sotheby's, New York, January 27, 1984, lot 397 Literature Gerald M. Ackerman, American Orientalists, Paris, 1994, illustrated p. 207
Alfred Wordsworth Thompson - Forest Clearing

Alfred Wordsworth Thompson - Forest Clearing

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Lot number: 303
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Property of Various Owners Alfred Wordsworth Thompson (American 1840-1896) Forest Clearing Signed Wordsworth Thompson l.l. Oil on canvas 23 x 18-1/2 in (58.4 x 47 cm) Examined under UV light: murky green varnish, obstructing varnish concealing possible restoration l.r., inpainting visible u.l.; painting has been skinned, relined with a waxed verso
Alfred Wordsworth Thompson - Road From Ajaccio To Basta Island In Corsica

Alfred Wordsworth Thompson - Road From Ajaccio To Basta Island In Corsica

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Lot number: 73
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Lot 73 Alfred Wordsworth Thompson American, 1840-1896 Road from Ajaccio to Basta Island in Corsica Signed Wordsworth Thompson (ll); inscribed as titled on an old label affixed to the reverse Oil on canvas 15 x 27 5/8 inches C Estimate $2,000-3,000 Glue relined. Frame rubbing. Dirty varnish. Scattered craquelure throughout. There is some loss to the surface in the upper left corner. There is a 1/2 inch horizontal repaired tear in the high grass at the center right. There is no visible restoration under UV light. Any condition statement is given as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Doyle New York shall have no responsibility for any error or omission. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging.
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