William Langson Lathrop (American, 1859-1938)
The Bonfire
Signed 'W L Lathrop' bottom right; also with artist, title (twice) on upper stretcher verso, oil on canvas
25 x 30 in. (63.5 x 76.2cm)
Executed circa 1921-22.
The Artist.
By descent in the Lathrop family.
Ferargil Galleries, New York City.
Bianco Gallery, Buckingham, Pennsylvania.
Collection of Philip and Diana Betsch.
Jim's of Lambertville, Lambertville, New Jersey.
Acquired directly from the above.
Collection of Heidi Bingham Stott, Florida.
"119th Annual Exhibition," Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, February 3-March 1924, no. 107.
"William Langson Lathrop, Tonalism to Impressionism," Emily Lowe Gallery, Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York, November 14, 1981-January 3, 1982; and Allentown Art Museum, January 17-March 14, 1982, no. 18 (traveling exhibition).
"Intimate Vistas: The Poetic Landscapes of William Langson Lathrop," James A. Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, October 16, 1999-January 9, 2000.
Thomas Folk, William Langson Lathrop, Tonalism to Impressionism, an exhibition catalogue, The Gallery, Hempstead, 1981, no. 18 (illustrated).
Brian H. Peterson, Intimate Vistas: The Poetic Landscapes of William Lamgson Lathrop, an exhibition catalogue, James A. Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, 1999, illustrated (and used as the cover).

Estimate $15,000-25,000

Sold for $112,500 (buyer's premium included)