Lot 451
Charles Courtney Curran (American, 1861-1942), Portrait of William Henry Burwell
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Oil on Masonite, signed and dated 1936 at lower right, inscribed on the verso, presented in a period hand-carved and gilt frame by M.Grieve Company of New York and London (retaining affixed label and with branding).

Rabbet dimensions 25 1/2 x 30 3/4 in.; Frame dimensions 37 1/2 x 32 1/2 in.

Charles Courtney Curran was a prolific American impressionist. Born in Kentucky, he moved to Ohio to study at the Cincinnati School of Design. One year later he was off to New York and enrolled at the National Academy of Design. He continued his studies at the Art Students League before leaving for Paris, and the Academie Julian, in 1889.

Best known for his brilliant light-filled landscapes featuring beautiful young women, Curran was also a sought after portraitist.

William Henry Burwell (1835-1917) was born in Warren County, North Carolina. He was a tobacco and cotton farmer in Warren County and Mecklenburg County, Virginia.

Frames from the M. Grieve Co. of New York and London frame paintings by George Bellows, Thomas Gainsborough, Robert Henri and others.

Area of paint loss and abrasion at lower left corner; no evidence of retouch visible under UV light.