04-09-2011 04-09-2011
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2542B Boston
April 9, 2011 10:00 AMCalender

Jean Leon Gerome Ferris (American, 1863-1930) Law's Arrival in London

Auction: European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2542B Location: Boston Date / Time: April 09, 2011 10:00AM


Jean Leon Gerome Ferris (American, 1863-1930)

Law's Arrival in London
Unsigned, identified on a label and with a copyright stamp from John Barrie & Sons,
Philadelphia, on the reverse.
Oil on academy board, 8 x 12 in. (20.4 x 30.5 cm), framed.
Condition: Small paint losses at lower edge.

N.B. This painting apparently served as the basis for an etching that illustrated William Harrison Ainsworth's book, John Law (Philadelphia: George Barrie & Sons, N.D.), which included as illustrations a portrait after Sir Godfrey Kneller and three etchings by Adrien Nargeot after paintings by J.L. Gerome Ferris. A label on the reverse titled "American Manufacture/Exported for Reproduction and to be Returned" lists George Barrie & Son as the place of return and the export date as "28 October 1897." Adrien Jean Nargeot was an engraver born in Paris in 1837.

Estimate $500-700


Jean Leon Gerome Ferris, John Barrie & Sons, Philadelphia, London, William Harrison Ainsworth, George Barrie & Sons, Adrien Nargeot, Godfrey Kneller, North Dakota, Paris, Adrien Jean Nargeot