'FLOWERS IN AN URN'
Signed 'Adolphe Borie' bottom left; also with certification stamp verso, oil on canvas
22 x 18 in. (55.9 x 45.7cm)
The Estate of the Artist.
Schwarz Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Acquired directly from the above in 2014.
Collection of Dorrance H. Hamilton.
George Biddle, Adolphe Borie, The American Federation of Arts, Washington D.C., 1937, p. 65 (illustrated).
Philadelphia Collection XLVI, Schwarz Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, June 1991, plate 28 (illustrated).
A Philadelphia native and a student of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and the Royal Academy of Munich, Adolphe Borie was influenced by French Impressionism and Parisian Modernism. Unlike Thomas Eakins (1844-1916) and the Academy, Borie's style was more modern, and he was most well known for his awarded portraiture. Nevertheless, his still lifes are also quite important to his oeuvre and became particularly notable after the 1935 memorial exhibition of his work at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
This lot represents an excellent example of one of his still lifes. The color palette is warm and inviting, and it exhibits his characteristic thick and visible brushstrokes.
Sold for $11,250 (buyer's premium included)