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    Robert William Vonnoh (American, 1858-1933)
    Portrait of Arthur Joseph Heseltine
    Oil on canvas
    36 x 30 inches (91.4 x 76.2 cm)
    Signed lower left: Vonnoh

    PROVENANCE:
    Victor D. Spark, New York;
    Samuel David, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, acquired from the above, 1970;
    By descent to the present owner.

    The sitter depicted in the present portrait is Arthur Joseph Heseltine (1855-1930), an English painter and etcher who lived in the artist colony Bourron-Marlotte in France for much of his life. Robert Vonnoh owned a house in Grèz-sur-Loing, only a short distance away. Both Grèz and Bourron-Marlotte were close to the forest of Fountainebleau and were gathering places for painters, musicians, composers, poets, and dancers.

    Arthur was the uncle to the well-regarded composer Philip Heseltine (1894 - 1930), who composed and published under the name "Peter Warlock." Philip so inflamed the music critics of the era that he used the pseudonym Peter Warlock to avoid their wrath, and is still best known by this name today.


    Condition Report*: Framed Dimensions 41 X 36 Inches
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    Auction Dates
    November, 2019
    1st Friday
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