SOLD Seine with View of Eiffel Tower (Vue de Paris)

by Frank Myers Boggs (1855–1926)
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Oil on canvas
15 x 21¾ inches
Signed indistinctly lower left under liner

Provenance

David B. Findlay Galleries, New York, New York (as Vue de Paris)

Beacon Hill Fine Art, New York, New York (as Vue de Paris)

Dr. Malcolm McHenry, Sacramento, California

Sale, Bonhams, New York, New York, August 23, 2023, lot 118, from above

Exhibited

Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, California, Decisive Moments: American Impressionist Paintings from West Coast Collections, August 27–October 10, 1999 (as Vue de Paris)

Related Works

Honfleur Harbour, 1884–1886, oil on canvas, 15 5/16 x 21 13/16 inches; Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Seine, Outside Paris, 1885, oil on canvas, 15⅛ x 22⅛ inches; Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga, Tennessee

Seine River Scene, 1894, oil on canvas, 20 x 30 inches, signed and dated; Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois

Quai à la Seine, Paris, au Clair de Lune, 1898, oil on canvas, 21¼ x 25¾ inches; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas

Paris, 1915, oil on wood panel, 21¾ x 28¼ inches; Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Alabama

Note: In 1876, Frank Myers Boggs first settled in France, a location that would provide ample inspiration for the artist throughout his career. Boggs’s works showcase the iconic cathedral spires, quays, and city squares across Paris.

This work is included in the online catalogue raisonné of Frank Myers Boggs work by Lorenz Schröefl, available at www.frankmyersboggs.com.

Artist Biography

By Amy Carvel

I. Biography
II. Chronology
III. Collections
IV. Exhibitions
V. Suggested Resources


I. Biography

Mixing tonalist and impressionist elements, Frank Myers Boggs forged a novel artistic style at the juncture of fin-de-siècle American and European traditions. Born in Ohio, Boggs trained at the École des Beaux-Arts under Jean Léon Gerôme and spent the majority of his life in Paris. There, he accomplished the rare feat of gaining prominence in both the French and American art worlds. By the end of his life, Boggs had essentially transformed himself into a French impressionist: he became a French citizen in 1923 and earned the French Legion of Honor

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