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    WILLIAM HENRY LIPPINCOTT (American, 1849-1920)
    The Poachers
    Oil on canvas
    21 x 31 inches (53.3 x 78.7 cm)
    Handwritten label on stretcher gives artist's own title, and name and address (typed): The Poachers / Mr. W. H. Lippincott / 1947 Broadway / City

    THE JEAN AND GRAHAM DEVOE WILLIFORD CHARITABLE TRUST


    PROVENANCE:
    Butterfield's, San Francisco, California, American & California Paintings and Sculpture, December 12, 2001, lot 5037.

    Born in Philadelphia, William Lippincott was a painter of interiors, portraits, landscapes, figure and genre scenes, who eventually settled in New York City and taught at the National Academy of Design, where he was instrumental in making still-life painting an important element of the curriculum. He also painted wonderful set designs for "La Boheme" and "Salambo", and worked as an illustrator. This panoramic view of a field of golden cornstalks, with crows poaching the stray kernels in the foreground, was doubtless an American view he painted in the French style not long after his return from Paris. For eight years (1874-1882) Lippincott was based there, studying under Léon Joseph Florentin Bonnat (1833-1922) at the Société de Artistes Français, and sharing an apartment with American artists Edwin Blashfield, Charles S. Pearce and Milne Ramsey. He became a regular exhibitor at the Paris Salons along with his American colleagues.


    Condition Report*: Original unlined canvas on original stretcher. Minor craquelure commensurate with age. Stretcher bar creases at right and left. Slight surface soil. UV examination shows a handful of scattered inpaint spots (all 1 inch or less) in the left central sky and at points along perimeter of sky probably to address frame abrasion. Framed Dimensions 27.5 X 36.5 Inches
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    May, 2013
    11th Saturday
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