The Stotesbury Art Collection

Summer and Autumn
by
François Boucher

Summer

Summer

A girl in a lavender and white frock and a youth in orange are caught love-making at th edge of a ripened wheat field by a farmer bending the stalks to reap them with his sickle; blue sky above, beyond the spreading foliage of an oak.

Autumn

Verdant landscape, before a lake with a lattice of tree trunks at left screening the blue sky; a youth in orange is kneeling at the side of a girl in green and rose frock, placing a bunch of blue grapes in her lap.

Dimensions: 28 3/4 inches x 40 1/2 inches

Provenance: Collection of the Marchese Salza, Naples; Collection of Count Arthur Berchtold, Hungary; From the Galerie Sedelmeyer, Paris; E.T. Stotesbury; Sold for $300 each at the American Art Association sale March 29, 1934 (see below).

Stotesbury Location(s): Whitemarsh Hall

Source: Valuable Paintings, Important Barbizon School Works, Superb British Portraits, Property of the Estate of the Late Henry Seligman, With Additions Including Property of Two New York Private Collectors, March 29, 1934 (Sale Number 4096), American Art Association, Anderson Galleries, Inc., New York, New York.

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