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January 23, 2020 06:00 PMCalender

Bryson Burroughs (American, 1869-1934) The Bathers

Auction: American & European Works of Art - 3338B Location: Boston Date / Time: January 24, 2020 12:00PM


Bryson Burroughs (American, 1869-1934)

The Bathers
Signed and dated "BRYSON/BURROUGHS/1913" c.l., dated in an inscription on the stretcher, with three unattributed labels affixed to the stretcher.
Oil on canvas, 24 x 36 in. (60.9 x 91.4 cm), framed.
Condition: Two tears c.r. with abrasions and small paint losses, small punctures u.r., repaired tear with retouch c.l., scattered areas of skinning, surface grime.

N.B. After studying painting at the Art Students League in New York City and the Académie Julian in Paris, Bryson Burroughs embarked upon a long career as a curator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He was responsible for the museum's tremendous increase in American art holdings, in addition to numerous other achievements including the first acquisition for a public collection of a work by Paul Cézanne. Throughout his tenure at the Met, Burroughs maintained a productive artistic practice. His work was heavily influenced by French artist Pierre Puvis de Chavannes, whose muted palette and flat, decorative style Burroughs adopted and applied to his biblical and mythological scenes.
Estimate $1,500-2,500

The horizontal tear at center right measures approximately 2 inches and the smaller vertical tear measures approximately 1/4 inch. The diagonal repaired tear at center left measures approximately 1 1/2 inches.

The labels affixed to the stretcher are handwritten and read "1913/Dr. Valentine/Bryson Burroughs" and "L.1338./23" and "Property/of/Valentines".

Framed dimensions: 28 x 40 in.

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Paul C, Bryson Burroughs, mie Julian, New York City, Paris