Watercolor and opaque watercolor, with pastel, on cream wove paper (left); watercolor and opaque watercolor on cream wove paper (center); watercolor and opaque watercolor, with touches of pastel, on cream wove paper (right), mounted overall to pulp board
359 × 315 mm (left); 352 × 264 mm (center); 344 × 265 mm (right)
Gift of Bud and Ellie Frank
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“John La Farge,” Elizabeth Luther Cary, International Studio, 38:152 (Oct. 1909), lxxxiii-xc (ill.).
“Pictures Sold at Auction,” American Art Annual 8 (1910-1911), p. 372.
John La Farge, Reminiscences of the South Seas (New York, 1912) (cover ill.).
James L. Yarnall, “John La Farge and Henry Adams in the South Seas,” American Art Journal, 20:1 (1988), pp. 51-109 (ill.).
Yarnall, John La Farge: Watercolors and Drawings, (Hudson River Museum of Westchester,1991), fig. 34.
Yarnall, Recreation and Idleness: The Pacific Travels of John La Farge (1998), p. 89 (ill.).
”The Pacific Travels of John LaFarge (sic) Recalled at Vance Jordan Fine Art,” Antiques and The Arts Weekly (May 8, 1998), p. 94 (ill.).
Vance Jordan Fine Art Inc., Recreation and Idleness: The Pacific Travels of John La Farge (1998), no. 114 (ill.).
New York Water-Color Club, “Sixth Annual Exhibition,” Nov. 1895, cats. 25 and 26 (two side panels).
New York, Durand-Ruel, “Paintings, Studies, Sketches and Drawings. Mostly Records of Travel 1886 and 1890-91 by John La Farge,” Feb. 25-Mar. 5, 1895, cats. 124-26.
Paris, Champs de Mars, Salon of 1895, “Etudes, Esquisses, Dessins: Souvenirs et Notes de voyage (1886 and 1890-91) par John La Farge,” Mar.-Apr. 1895, cats. 123-25.
Boston, Doll & Richards, “Exhibition and Private Sale of Paintings in Water Color and Oil Chiefly from the South Sea Islands by Mr. John La Farge,” Febr. 14-26 1896, cats. 9-11.
Cleveland, Gallery of the Picture Exhibition Society, “Catalogue of Paintings, Studies, Sketches and Drawings. Mostly Records of Travel 1886 and 1890-91, by John La Farge,” Dec. 23, 1896-Jan. 5, 1897, cats. 42-44; also Art Institute of Chicago, Jan. 26-Feb. 21, 1897.
Saint Louis Museum of Fine Arts, “A Group of Paintings, Studies, and Sketches, Records of Travel 1886, 1890, and 1891, by John La Farge,” Mar. 5-20, 1897, cats. 43-45.
New York, Wunderlich & Company, “Catalogue of Works by John La Farge,” Mar.-Apr. 1897, cats. 25-27.
New York, M. Knoedler and Company, “Catalogue of Glass, Oil and Water Color Paintings and Sketches by John La Farge, N. A.” Feb. 15-27, 1909, cat. 31.
New York, Anderson Art Galleries, “Illustrated Catalogue of Important Paintings by Distinguished Modern Artists from Private Collections,” Mar. 8-9, 1910, cat. 93.
Yonkers, New York, Hudson River Museum of Westchester, “John La Farge: Watercolors and Drawings,” Oct. 28, 1990-Jan. 6, 1991, cat. 34 (ill.); traveled.
Estate of the artist, New York, until 1912. Franklin W. M Cutcheon, New York and Locust Valley, New York, by 1912-1936/37; to his great-nephew, Robert M. Ferguson (died 1984), New York, 1936/37; to his wife, Mrs. Robert M. Ferguson, New York, 1984-1989. Thomas Colville Fine Arts, Inc, New York and New Haven, Conn., 1989. Jordan-Volpe Gallery, New York, 1989. Private collection, from 1989; given to the Art Institute of Chicago, 2014.
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