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    CHARLES HENRY FROMUTH (American, 1861-1937)
    On the Sea Coast, Brittany, April, 1892
    Oil on canvas
    18 x 24 inches (45.7 x 61.0 cm)
    Signed lower right: Chas H. Fromuth 1892.
    Title inscribed in ink on old paper label verso: "On the sea coast, Brittany, April"

    THE JEAN AND GRAHAM DEVOE WILLIFORD CHARITABLE TRUST

    Charles Henry Fromuth enjoyed a successful international career painting marines, and harbor scenes cluttered with many sails and boats. Born in Philadelphia, he trained with Thomas Eakins at the Pennsylvania Academy and then continued his artistic education in Paris, as Eakins himself had done. In Paris he was a student of Robert-Fleury and Bouguereau, and painted regularly on the Breton and Normandy coasts, both as a student and also as a mature painter. Five years after he painted this luminous view of the white sand and beach grasses near the sea in Brittany, he won a gold medal in the Munich International Exposition (1897). He died in Concarneau.


    Condition Report*: Lined canvas. Red signature appears to fluoresce under UV. Under UV just a couple dots in the sky fluoresce as inpaint as well as two ¾ inch strokes in the road to the sea. The title is inscribed on an old paper, in what appears to be a similar hand as the signature, on the back of the upper stretcher bar.
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    May, 2013
    11th Saturday
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