Item Type: Original Watercolor Item Description: A watercolor by on paper, mounted on a board. The watercolor depicts children flying kites in an area of Montmartre in Paris.The work is signed "Nelson Bickford" and dated "1880". Item Condition: The paper has held up remarkably well, although it appears to have molded across the top and there are brown marks along the sky and larger brown stains (looks like coffee stains) in the top right of the painting. About the artist (from AskArt). Long-lived painter and sculptor Nelson Norris Bickford was born in 1846, dying in 1943... Bickford studied with Henri Lehmann at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris, and at the Academie Julian...
Bickford, a frequent exhibitor at the National Academy of Design, New York City, showed his small oil painting, "In the Tuileries Garden, Paris, " 1881, there in 1882. The painting, Impressionist in its use and application of bright color, is now in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Image is approx 12.5 inches x 9.5 inches. Board is approx 14.5 x 11.5 inches.
Marcel Gibrat (Pictured working on a Greek Kylyx in the 1970s), my grandfather, was a Restorer for the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Manhattan and later owned a Madison Avenue Restoration Studio and Art Gallery one block from the Guggenheim Museum. From the 1960s to 1990s. Marcel was undoubtedly a genius and was, as far as I know, the only Restorer for the Met without a PhD.
In fact he had a sixth grade education. He was also a talented painter.
Im Max Lewin the curator of what remains of Marcels extensive art collection, comprising ancient, tribal, Asian and European art. I worked with Marcel summers and in college.Marcel was an unquestioned expert in antiquities and all items in the collection from the ancient world are guaranteed to be authentic. Marcel also had a particular affinity for African tribal art, and while dating such items is problematic, he absolutely had impeccable taste.
Some of his opinions on provenance of tribal items have been challenged. There are also Asian items of various quality, and many fine and genuine items from primitive cultures including relatively contemporary (a few hundred years old) and both neolithic and upper paleolithic items. Many of the items have archaeological markings. The item "OLD 1880 MONTMARTRE PARIS WATERCOLOR CHILDREN KITES SIGNED NELSON BICKFORD NR" is in sale since Thursday, April 9, 2020.This item is in the category "Art\Paintings".collection" and is located in Asheville, North Carolina.
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