Repose in a Clearing
Joseph Jefferson (1829-1905)
Oil on Canvas
Signed and Dated (lower right) ‘J Jefferson 1864’
Condition: In good condition. There is an approximately .5 in abrasion upper center and a small area of older restoration lower right with a corresponding patch on the reverse.
William Doniger, Lost and Found Antiques (Oakland, CA)
Fine Estate Auction Gallery (San Rafael, CA)
Atlantis Fine Art LLC
Born in Philadelphia in 1829, Joseph Jefferson IV grew up in the theater and came from a family of actors and artists. Jefferson performed in the theater for over seventy years and was best known for his role as the main character in Dion Boucicault's Rip van Winkle. An avid painter, Jefferson exhibited his work at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in 1868, the National Academy of Design in 1890 and had a solo exhibition in Washington, D.C. in 1899. Jefferson was also a collector of the work of the Barbizon School and nineteenth-century Dutch landscape painters and he tended to paint similar subjects. In 1869, Jefferson bought a piece of land on a peninsula on Lake Peigneur called Orange Island in New Iberia, Louisiana. There he built a large home. The peninsula became known as Jefferson Island in his honor. Joseph Jefferson IV passed away in 1905. (Source - Fine Estate Auction Gallery)
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