CHARLES WEBSTER HAWTHORNE (AMERICAN 1872-1930). BOY WITH A PITCHER, CIRCA 1906-07.
Oil on canvas, 20 ¼ x 18 inches. Signed “C.W. Hawthorne” l.l. In a Lowy frame.
Provenance: Dr. John Petrie, Chicago, circa 1930, and by descent in the family.
Exhibited: “Second Annual Exhibition of Selected American Paintings,” Albright Art Gallery, Buffalo, N.Y., July 1907. Illustrated in situ next to a work by Frank W. Benson and discussed in Academy Notes, Vol. III, No 2, pp. 18-19. The reviewer describes the painting as “A more admirable bit of flesh painting rarely has been seen in Buffalo. The coloring is of rarely beautiful quality… the work recalls both Goya and Manet.”