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Lot 40Harry Russ
b. 1865
Pitching Hay
Signed Harry Russ with artist's device (lr)
Oil on canvas
30 1/4 x 40 1/8 inches
Estate of Mr. Walter P. Chrysler, Jr.
Spanierman Gallery, LLC, New York, 1999
Private collection

Little is known of Russ's career. His passport application indicates that he was born in Boston and traveled abroad in 1888, returning to Boston in 1889. He subsequently lived in Brookline, while maintaining a Boston studio. From 1899 to 1901, he was affiliated with Lasell Seminary. Later he lived successively in Weston, Waltham, and Westfield, Massachusetts. Pitching Hay is a striking realist image, rendered with a crisp detail suggestive of the art of Eakins, while Russ rendered the foreground with Impressionist color and light.

C The Spanierman Gallery, LLC Collection of American Art

Sold for $2,813
Estimate $1,000-2,000

There is a visible stretcher mark in the upper, right and left register. There is scattered inpaint in the sky. There is no further restoration visible under Uv light.

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