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Americana & Paintings

July 30 - August 1, 2014

Lot #1310
DepartmentPaintings
Sold For$21,000.00(hammer price)
 $24,780.00(price including buyer's premium)
Last UpdatedAugust 1, 2014

Description

JASPER FRANCIS CROPSEY
American, 1823-1900

Interior of a English Cathedral". Portrays the interior of Holy Trinity Church in Stratford-on-Avon, England, where William Shakespeare and his wife are buried. Signed and dated lower right "J.F. Cropsey 1866". Alternately titled "Burial Place of Shakespeare - Stratford on Avon", "Interior of Church at Stratford-on-Avon", "Shakespeare's Burial Place" and "Gothic Church Interior".
Provenance:
P.V. Rogers, Esq., July 10, 1866, "Burial Place of Shakespeare - Stratford on Avon 150.00" (JFC account book).
Harry Shaw Newman Gallery, The Old Print Shop, Inc., New York, by 1946, no. 893 as "Interior of an English Cathedral".
Bessie Cropsey Gillender, 1946.
Howard A. Sharrott, Mountain Lakes, New Jersey.
References:
"Jasper F. Cropsey, 1823-1900, The Colorist of the Hudson River School" by Bartlett Cowdrey in the May 1946 issue of
Panorama, p. 89. Illustrated as "Interior of an English Cathedral".
"Looking Anew At Cropsey's Landscapes" by Jo Gibbs in the May 15, 1946 issue of
The Art Digest, p. 8. Titled "Interior of an English Cathedral".
Talbot 1977, p. 432, no. 145, illustrated as "Gothic Church Interior".
Yarnall and Gerdts 1986, p. 885, no. 21461.
Exhibited:
Utica Art Association, Utica, New York, 1867, no. 198, as "Interior of Church at Stratford-on-Avon, Shakespeare's Burial Place".
Harry Shaw Newman Gallery, The Old Print Shop, Inc., New York, 1956: "Jasper F. Cropsey, 1823-1900, The Colorist of the Hudson River School" as "Interior of an English Cathedral".
Note: Prior to painting "Interior of an English Cathedral" in 1866, Cropsey painted "Interior of Arreton Church, Isle of Wright" in 1865 (NCF 456) and "Interior of Stoke Poges Church, Near Windsor, England", also in 1865 (NCF 205). For Cropsey's interest in William Shakespeare, see Anne Hathaway's Cottage
, 1858 (NCF 359).
Oil on canvas, 14.5" x 12". Framed."

Condition

Small amount of inpainting around the edges of the canvas, receently professionally cleaned and revarnished.

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