05-15-2009 05-16-2009
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2459 Boston
May 15, 2009 04:00 PMCalender

Frederick Andrew Bosley (American, 1881-1942) Girl in Blue

Auction: American & European Works of Art - 2459 Location: Boston Date / Time: May 15, 2009 4:00PM


Frederick Andrew Bosley (American, 1881-1942)

Girl in Blue, alternatively titled The Little Deaf Girl
Signed "Bosley" u.l., identified on period labels and with a label from the Carnegie
Institute, Pittsburgh affixed to the reverse.
Oil on canvas, 36 1/4 x 35 in. (92.1 x 88.9 cm), in the original frame.
Condition: Tears, mild scattered retouch and/or varnish inconsistencies, mild scattered craquelure, surface grime.

N.B. Frederick Bosley was born in Lebanon, New Hampshire, and began his studies at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts School in 1900 where he was influenced by the work of his teacher, Edmund C. Tarbell. In 1906 he married fellow student, Emily Linzee Sohier. By 1913, Bosley succeeded Tarbell as the Director of the Department of Painting and Drawing at the Museum School, a position he held for 18 years. Bosley set up studio in Boston where he worked alongside his former pupil, Marguerite S. Pearson, and painted the portraits, interiors, and landscapes for which he is best known. (1)

(1) Bosley, E.S., Frederick A. Bosley A.N.A. 1881-1942 of the Boston School (exhibition catalogue), Vose Galleries of Boston, Inc., November 25, 1981.

Estimate $4,000-6,000

Tear in the l.r. quadrant approx. 7 1/2 in. length, tear in the u.l. quadrant (to the right of the sitter's face) approx. 1 1/4 in. length, paint loss resulting from tears.


Frederick Andrew Bosley, Edmund C. Tarbell, teacher , Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, N.B. Frederick Bosley, N.B. Frederick Bosley, New Hampshire, Fine Arts School, Boston Museum of Fine Arts School, Lebanon, Museum School, Emily Linzee Sohier, Director of the Department, former teacher, Marguerite S. Pearson, Boston School, Frederick A. Bosley A.N.A., Boston Inc, Boston Inc.