A City Park


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Francis Luis Mora, N.A. 1874-1940

A City Park, ca. 1915

oil on board, 15 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches

Condition:  Clean.  Small dabs of in-paint.

Signed lower left

Frame:  New gilded wood exhibition frame, 3 1/4 inches wide, outer size 21 1/2 x 16 3/4 inches.

"A City Park" is an Impressionist landscape with bravado brush strokes, circa 1915. The distance of the buildings in the background indicate that this landscape pictures late Augumn trees in a large city park, possibly New York's Central Park. The trees and grasses have thick impasto in Autumn's rich golden tones, contrasted to a smooth sky.  Mora often employed this technique for "richness and freshness of nature." He saw his role as an artist to "interpret the beauty of nature."

Mora varnished this painting and then signed it, causing the signature to smear. The painting has been cleaned with very minimal touch-ups, and the conservator did not touch the signature area. It is housed in a new a 3 1/4 wide landscape exhibition frame.  It has Christies tags on verso.

This landscape is published in F. Luis Mora:  America's First Hispanic Master [1874-1940], Figure 7.22 on page 192. If the buyer does not have the book, it is on Amazon. "A City Park"  will also be catalogued in the forthcoming Catalogue Raisonne of Mora's painted works.






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