American & Modern Art

February 22 - 27, 2020

Online Auction
LOT 14
Ernest Parton (1845-1933)
  • Ernest Parton (1845-1933)
  • Ernest Parton (1845-1933)
  • Ernest Parton (1845-1933)

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Ernest Parton (1845-1933), American

THE WATER MEADOWS, PICARDY, FRANCE

Oil on canvas laid down to masonite; signed lower left, titled to the nameplate
24.75 x 31 in — 62.9 x 78.7 cm

Estimate $1,000-$1,500

Realised: $720
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

About artist/note:

Ernest Parton was the younger brother of Arthur Parton. Born in Hudson, New York, Ernest was an American Expatriate painter for more than fifty years. He enjoyed great success as a painter of English and French landscapes. He trained briefly under his brother, Arthur Parton prior to leaving the US. Ernest Parton took with him a tradition of painting the landscape that was rooted in the Hudson River School where he began painting and where he trained as a young man.

George Hodgson, from whose collection this work may have descended, won a gold medal for swimming in the 1912 Olympics. He flew for the Royal Naval Air Service during WWI and spent time in Europe and the UK during this time.

Provenance:

Probably from the collection of George Hodgson, Montreal, QC;
By descent, to the present Private Collection, Ottawa, ON