Friday, July 30, 2010

The Bullfight at Arles

Gustave D. Riquet (France, 1866-1937) "Une Course de Taureaux aux Arenes d'Arles" (The bullfight at Arles). Oil on canvas, signed lower left Gustave Riquet.  Canvas measures: 25.25" x 31.5". Ht: 29" Width: 35.5"

Sold privately 10 May 2016

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

James Allen, Merchant of the City of London

Portrait of James Allen, attributed to Lemuel Francis Abbott, 18th-19th Century, oil on canvas, 29 3/4" x 25", 35" x 30 1/4" in gilt frame. 

Sold at Sotheby's Old Master & British Paintings, London 29 April 2015.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Cool Colors

Luigi Lucioni (American, 1900-1988), oil on canvas

Still Life entitled Cool Colors, signed lower left and dated '56, 11'' x 14''.

Lucioni was born in Malante, Northern Italy, and died in Greenwich Village, New York. He was best known for his realist still lifes, but he also produced many landscape etchings. He emmigrated to the U.S. in 1911 and settled in North Bergen, NJ, and had a studio in Washington Square in NYC until 1945.
His biography also reveals his work is held in a number of museum and art galleries including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY; the Denver Art Museum; the Victoria & Albert Museum, London; High Museum, Atlanta, GA; the Nebraska State Capitol, Lincoln; Kansas City Museum; Rhode Island School of Design.

The Harco Gallery writes further on Lucioni here.