John LaFarge

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John LaFarge
Demonstration Plaque or Niche
ca. 1889
Watercolor and graphite on paper.
9 1/4 x 4 3/4 inches (235 x 121 mm)
Gift of Steve J. Warner.

This drawing was made as a study for a plaque to illustrate the techniques of stained glass for the 1889 Paris Exposition.


Inscribed in watercolor in the lunette, "MD CCC / LXXXXIX"; below this, in watercolor, on central panel, "CES FRAGMENTS / D'OUVRAGES COURANT / FEVRIER-MARS / SONT PLACES ICI / POUR MONTRER / LA METHODE DITE / AMERICAINE / INVENTEE PAR / JOHN LA FARGE N YK "; at left center, "made for Paris Exhibition".

Estate of John La Farge, 1910-1911; sale, New York, American Art Association, 20-31 March 1911; Otto Weir Heinigke Sr., New York (until 1915); his son, Otto Weir Heinigke Jr., New York (1915-1957); Frederick Leuchs, Monterey, Massachusetts (1957-1984); Sean McNally, Ridgewood, NJ (1984-1992); William Vareika Fine Arts, Newport, RI; Steve J. Warner, West Palm Beach, Floreida.
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Heinigke, Otto Weir, Sr., former owner.
Heinigke, Otto Weir, Jr., former owner.
Leuchs, Frederick, former owner.
McNally, Sean, former owner.
Warner, Steve J., former owner.

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