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Lot 29Frederic Arthur Bridgman
American, 1847-1928
The Rock of Monaco
Signed F.A. Bridgman (ll)
Oil on canvas
50 3/4 x 68 1/8 inches

M. Knoedler & Co., New York
Purchased by the Honorable Hugh J. Grant, March 18, 1899

In his maturity Frederic Bridgman, an inveterate traveler, broadened his subject matter from the orientalist themes that had earlier occupied him to include figure studies, decorative subjects, and landscapes such as the present work. He strongly objected to the broken brushwork and brighter colors of the Impressionist School, writing an anti-Impressionist tract, L'Anarchie dans l'Art in 1897.

The Collection of Hugh J. Grant and Lucie Mackey Grant

Sold for $46,875
Estimate $12,000-18,000

Overall fine condition. Unlined. No evidence of craquelure; paint surface appears fresh and unyellowed. 1/2-inch repaired tear (with a 1 1/2 x 1 1/2-inch corresponding patch on the reverse) at left center with minimal inpaint, approximately 8-inches from the canvas edge in trunk of tree at extreme left. Scattered tiny flecks of inpaint in water at right apparent under UV examination. Not examined out of the frame. Inscribed on the stretcher, Monte Car.

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