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    LOUIS LOEB (American, 1866-1909)
    Pastoral Landscape
    Oil on beveled panel
    10 x 13-1/4 inches (25.4 x 33.7 cm)
    Signed lower right: LOUIS LOEB

    THE JEAN AND GRAHAM DEVOE WILLIFORD CHARITABLE TRUST


    Painter, illustrator and lithographer Louis Loeb was born in Cleveland, Ohio, the son of a Jewish dry-goods merchant. At the age of 14 he went to work at a major Cleveland lithographic firm and drew in the evenings with the Cleveland Sketch Club. In 1885 he joined a New York lithography house and took evening courses at the Art Students League. By 1889 he abandoned lithographic work for good and went to Paris for three years where he studied painting under Lefebvre, Constant and Gerome. Upon his return to New York he joined the staff of the Century, for whom he illustrated stories by Mark Twain and other notables. He was able to travel frequently between New York and Europe owing to assignments for the Century until about 1900. As a fine artist he painted landscapes, often featuring elegant clusters of prominent trees, as in the present work. He died in Canterbury, New Hampshire.


    Condition Report*: Surface soil. Under UV examination a spot of incongruous thalo green in upper right quadrnt of sky fluoresces as do a couple flecks of green paint in the tree on the far right. There is a small hole in the board on the right side as panel disappears into the frame. The signature is darker under UV light although it does not actually fluoresce as do the spots of inpaint or touch up. Framed Dimensions 15 X 18.5 Inches
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    May, 2013
    11th Saturday
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