SOLD Nymph in a Boat

by Louis Ritman (1889–1963)
Oil on canvas
25½ x 31¾ inches
Signed lower right: L.RITMAN; on verso: Ritman / Dec 3-25



[With] Meredith Long & Company, Houston, Texas (as Nude in Rowboat on Lake)

Private collection, New Orleans, Louisiana, (probably) acquired from above

Private collection, Steamboat Springs, Colorado, by descent from above

[With] Menconi & Schoelkopf, New York, New York

Related Work 

Nude, Study No. 1, 1915, oil on canvas, 36½ x 36½ inches, signed and dated lower right; Des Moines Art Center, Iowa

Artist Biography

A third-generation American impressionist, Louis Ritman became known for his lively scenes of women posed outdoors, often in gardens, or in domestic interiors. After studying at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago with John H. Vanderpoel (1857–1911), and later at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts under William Merritt Chase (1849–1916), Ritman enrolled in the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, where he became familiar with the academic techniques of the time. Two of his paintings were included in the prestigious Salon of 1911. However, he soon met fellow American painters Frederick Carl Frieseke (1874–1939) and Richard E.

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