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    CHESTER LOOMIS (American, 1852-1924)
    Beach Scene at St. Vaast, 1881
    Oil on panel
    10-1/2 x 16 inches (26.7 x 40.6 cm)
    Signed with LC monogram, location and [completion?] date lower right: St. Vaast 27 Jun. 1881
    Inscribed with date lower right: Jun. 24 1881

    PROVENANCE:
    Jeffrey R. Brown Fine Arts, North Amherst, Massachusetts (label verso);
    Richard York Gallery, New York (label verso);
    Formerly in the collection of Henry Glassie, Chevy Chase, MD.

    Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue is located in Lower Normandy near Cherbourg. Loomis lived in France for 11 years, from 1874 when he enrolled in the Acadamic Julian and trained under Leon Bonnat, until 1885. He exhibited in six French Salons and painted his greatest concentration of works with Normandy subjects from the later years of his French period. The wonderful freshness with which he handled oil in this beach scene betrays the mark of his particular penchant forand skill with watercolor..


    Condition Report*: Paint film in very good stable condition. Under UV examination there are little, very minor flecks of inpainting in the upper sky, along the left edge (probably infill for frame abrasion), and a 1/2-inch square spot on the ten beach. Otherwise no restoration of any kind is visible.
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    May, 2012
    15th Tuesday
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