Alphonse Desport (1830-1905)
oil on canvas
35 × 49 inches
Sold at Auction: $44,625
Condition ReportPainting has been lined. Surface condition is excellent. Inpainting along top (between 1/4” and 1” in diameter) and left edges (between 1/4” and 1/2” in diameter), at frame. Multiple spots of inpainting along right side. Five minor spots of inpainting in foreground.
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Label, Whitney Museum of Art, New York, NY
Born in Montpelier, France, Alphonse Desport studied in Paris and London before establishing a studio in New York, eventually settling in Kentucky. He painted several Indian scenes as well as birds, portraits, landscapes and a forty painting panorama of the life of Christ. Desport died in Bowling Green, Kentucky and his work can be found there in the Western Kentucky University Museum.
Juliette M. Desport (daughter of the artist), gifted to
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
[Sotheby’s, New York, Jan 17, 1999, lot 279]
Private Collection, NY, 1999
Catalogue of the Collection (New York, NY: Whitney Museum of American Art, 1974), page 147