Lot 361
George Loring Brown (American, 1814-1889), Jessica et Lorenzo (Shakespeare), Effet de claire de lune
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Oil on canvas (laid down on Masonite), signed to lower left edge and dated 1848, presented in an ornate Rococo revival gilt frame.

Stretcher dimensions 68 x 48 3/4 in.; Frame 65 1/2 x 78 1/2 in

From the Collection of James H. Craig and Randy S. Johnson, Sarasota, Florida

Paris Salon, 1848

George Loring Brown was born in Boston, Massachusetts. After an apprenticeship and short career as a wood engraver, he left for Europe to learn to paint. He earned the nickname "Claude Brown" due to his penchant for copying the 17th century landscapes of Claude Lorraine. He returned to Boston in 1834, but continued traveling abroad to Italy, Germany and France for the rest of his life. His European landscapes are among the most romantic and accomplished of his paintings.

Works by George Loring Brown are in in numerous prominent public collections including the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, and more.

Laid on Masonite, scattered areas of retouch; skinned, craquelure; chipping and loss to frame.

$4,000 - 8,000