Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Oil on canvas, signed in the upper left, also inscribed to the verso "Portrait of / Miss Nellie O. Pevear / New York, December 1912 / Carroll Beckwith", stretcher retaining a label for William H. Powell Fine Arts, New York, presented in the original ornate gilt composition frame with gallery plaque.
Sight size 59.5 x 44.5 in.; Frame dimensions 73.5 x 57.5 in.From the Collection of James H. Craig and Randy S. Johnson, Sarasota, Florida
Charlotte, North Carolina, Mint Museum Randolph, Personal Preferences: Paintings from the Jim Craig and Randy Johnson Collection
, February 1 - June 3, 2007
James Carroll Beckwith was a celebrated American artist of portraits, genre scenes and landscapes. He studied at the Chicago Academy of Art and the National Academy of Design in New York before leaving for Paris in 1873. In Paris, he became friendly with John Singer Sargent, working together with Carolus Duran on a ceiling mural in the Palais du Luxembourg in 1877.
He returned to New York in 1878 and was appointed a professor at the Art Students League. He would go on to have a successful career as a portraitist, completing portraits of some of the most famous men and women of the turn of the century including William Merritt Chase, Mark Twain and Evelyn Nesbit.
Stable craquelure to frame; otherwise good estate condition.
$5,000 - 7,000