International Art Auction

June 12, 2012

LOT 211
Narcisse Virgile Diaz de la Pena (1808-1876)
  • Narcisse Virgile Diaz de la Pena (1808-1876)

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Narcisse Virgile Diaz de la Pena (1808-1876), French

LOVERS IN A WOOD

Oil on board; signed lower left
6.2" x 5" — 15.7 x 11 cm.

Estimate $1,500-$2,000

Realised: $2,280
Price Includes Buyer's Premium

About artist/note:

Sir Byron Edmund Walker, CVO (14 October 1848–27 March 1924) was a Canadian banker. He was the president of the Canadian Bank of Commerce from 1907 to 1924, and a generous patron of the arts, helping to found and nurture many of Canada's cultural and educational institutions, including the University of Toronto, National Gallery of Canada, Champlain Society, Appleby College, Art Gallery of Ontario and Royal Ontario Museum.
Walker's relationship with Canadian artist, George Agnew Reid led to the founding of the Art Gallery of Ontario.

Provenance:

Sir Edmund Walker Collection, Toronto
By descent through the family

Additional Info:

Department: International Art
Medium: Paintings
Nationality: French
Signed