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    FRANCIS (FRANK) HENRY RICHARDSON (American, 1859-1934)
    French Landscape with Haystacks, 1889
    Oil on canvas
    22 x 18-1/4 inches (55.9 x 46.4 cm)
    Signed and dated lower left: F.H. Richardson '89
    Canvas stamp verso: Paul Foixet Paris


    Sharon Boccelli & Co., Bellows Falls, Vermont, Sixth Annual Spring Auction, Paintings and Prints, April 14, 1991, lot 32.

    This marvelous atmospheric French landscape painted in a true Impressionist palette is the work of Francis Henry Richardson (1857-1934), who was born in Boston and studied draftsmanship and architecture as a young man. Setting his goals on becoming a serious painter, he studied with Alice Knowlton and William Morris Hunt in Boston. In 1886, Richardson sailed to Paris to join his friends Childe Hassam and Willard Metcalf to continue his art education at the Academie Julian where he trained with Gustave Boulanger, Lucien Doucet, Jules Lefebvre, Jean Paul Laurens, and Benjamin Constant. He exhibited at the Salon in 1889, 1890, and l894-1899, receiving Honorable Mention for A Summer Evening--Etaples in 1899. During the years 1890-91, he traveled to Spain, Italy, and North Africa in the company of Colin Campbell Cooper. In Paris, his studio was in the same building with Arthur Wesley Dow and Henry Rodman Kenyon. These three would return to the United States and settle in Ipswich, Massachusetts, where Richardson taught summer school for several years.

    Condition Report*: Original unlined canvas on original stretcher bars. Small 1 inch x ½ inch canvas patch verso upper right quadrant. Under UV examination, there are only a couple spots of restoration. There is inpaint in the sky coinciding with the canvas patch; a line of strengthening along the horizon; and in the F. of the signature. Otherwise untouched. Framed Dimensions 25 X 28.5 Inches
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    Auction Dates
    May, 2013
    11th Saturday
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