Description

    WILLIAM HENRY CLAPP (Canadian/American, 1879-1954)
    Landscape with Trees
    Oil on board
    10 x 12 inches (25.4 x 30.5 cm)
    Inscribed verso: From the estate of William H. Clapp

    PROVENANCE:
    Estate of William H. Clapp;
    Goldfield Galleries, Los Angeles;
    Private collection, California.

    William Clapp was born in Canada in 1879 to American parents. In 1885, the family returned to California and settled in Oakland, across the Bay from San Francisco, where he grew up. Clapp began his art instruction back in Canada and later studied at the Académies Julian, Colarossi, and Grande Chaumière in Paris. Leaving Europe, Clapp settled for many years in Montreal where he was elected a member of the Royal Canadian Art Academy. Clapp returned to Oakland in 1917, where he served as the Director of the Oakland Gallery (now Oakland Museum) for over 30 years. From 1918 to 1930, Clapp showed his works with a group known as "The Society of Six," who had been primarily influenced by the principles of the French Fauvists. Clapp was a prolific artist whose later works are painted in a distinctive, pointillist style.


    Estimate: $12,000 - $18,000.

    Condition Report*:

    Wood panel has three vertical splits down the center: 7 inches from the top edge, 4 inches in the center from the bottom edge and 4 inches from top in center left; and is supported with a board of plywood on the verso. Under UV light the paint remains intact and shows no signs of strengthening or restoration.

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    November, 2008
    20th-21st Thursday-Friday
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