CHARLES LENNOX-WRIGHT (American, 1832-1932)
    Catching a Dream
    Oil on canvas
    Signed lower left: C. Lennox-Wright
    46-1/2 x 23 inches (118.1 x 58.4 cm)

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    Considered one of America's most distinguished illustrators, who, much like Norman Rockwell, was able to capture and convey American sensibilities.  After studying with William Merritt Chase at the Art Students League in New York City, he turned to illustration as a profession.  It was his work illustrating articles that appeared in Scribner's, Harpers, Century, and Leslie's Weekly about the Spanish American War that brought him fame and recognition.  Christy was also noted  for his stylized depictions of women, known as "Christy Girls." These illustrations appeared in many publications and print art, and were eventually used on recruitment posters for Word War I. In the 1940's Christy began painting large historical murals.  His most famous of these large compositions, The Signing of the Constitution of the United States is located above the grand staircase in The Capitol in Washington DC. His work can be found in The White House, The National Portrait Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., and The National Museum of American Illustration, Rhode Island.


    Estimate: $6,000 - $8,000.

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    A puncture before her chest repaired with a patch on the reverse and minor overpainting.

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    December, 2008
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