James Carroll Beckwith 1852–1917
Ladies on the Lawn
- 11 3/8 x 15 1/4 inches (28.9 x 38.7 cm)
- Oil on panel
- Signed lower right: Carroll Beckwith
- c. 1890
Why We Love It
With its fluid bravura brushwork, colorful palette, and gentile subject matter, this delightful impressionist scene by James Carroll Beckwith could almost by mistaken for a John Singer Sargent. Beckwith was in fact a good friend of Sargent, and like his more famous contemporary, he was known for his flattering portraits of New York’s upper-class men and women. Exceptional examples of his work, such as this one, demonstrate the strength of Beckwith’s artistic power at the height of his career.
Only rarely do American Impressionist paintings of this quality come to market. This work is exceptional in its beauty, provenance, and condition. The superb period frame adds even greater value to an already extraordinary work of art. This painting offers a rare buying opportunity for any serious collector of American art.