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William Henry Clapp
Printemps 2015 - 2e séance Vente en salle

Lot # 152

William Henry Clapp
RCA 1879 - 1954 Canadian

Seated Nude
oil on board
on verso inscribed "from the Estate of William H. Clapp"
24 x 20 pouces  61 x 50.8cm

Provenance:
Laky Gallery, Carmel, California
Maxwell Galleries, San Francisco
Private Collection, Toronto

Exposition:
California State University, Society of Six, Sacramento, April 2002

French Impressionism played a strong role in the development of modernism in Canadian art, opening up a new approach to colour and atmosphere. William Clapp initially studied in Montreal under Canadian Impressionist William Brymner, then traveled in 1904 to Paris, where he embraced the Impressionist movement at its source. While there, he exhibited at the prestigious Salon d’Automne, along with prominent artists such as Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Pierre Bonnard. Arriving back in Montreal in 1908, he soon gained critical acclaim, exhibiting at the Royal Canadian Academy and the Art Association of Montreal’s annual shows. Clapp would remain devoted to Impressionism and Neo-Impressionism throughout his career, possibly the truest follower of these movements in Canada. In Seated Nude, Clapp used techniques from both, from the broken brush-stroke and light pastel colours of Impressionism to the application of dots of paint that Pointillism was known for. The nude woman, gracefully and languorously posed, and bathed in a pointillist haze of colour, charms the viewer with her sensuous state of reverie.

Estimation: 15,000 $ ~ 20,000 $ CAN

S'est vendu pour: 18,880.00 $ CAN (prime d'achat incluse)


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