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Paul Cornoyer (New York/Missouri, 1864-1923) oil on canvas impressionist street scene, possibly New York or Paris, depicting figures strolling along a street near a statue of a man on a pedestal, with trees and buildings in the background. Signed "Paul Cornoyer" lower right. Housed in a carved giltwood frame. Sight: 10 1/4" H x 7 3/8" W. Framed: 16 1/4" H x 13 3/8" W. Biography: Cornoyer studied at the School of Fine Arts in St. Louis, Missouri and the Academie Julien in Paris. By 1894 he had returned to St. Louis, and painted a mural depicting the birth of St. Louis for the Planters Hotel in that city. In 1899, William Merritt Chase encouraged him to come to New York City. There, Cornoyer became known for his Tonalist urban scenes, specializing in using blurred effects to depict scenes of city streets after a rainfall. Cornoyer taught at the Mechanics Institute in New York, and later was an instructor in Massachusetts, moving there in 1917. He painted and exhibited his works up until his death in 1923.
PROVENANCE: Estate of Judge John Nixon, Nashville, Tennessee. Purchased from Stanford Fine Art, Nashville, 2014. A copy of the receipt is available to the winning bidder.
CONDITION: Overall very good condition. Canvas has been relined, however, the original canvas edges have been preserved. Slight buckling to canvas, left side. Minor areas of inpainting to four corners, largest 2", top left in sky area. Scattered spots of wear and minor abrasions/ flaking to gilt on frame.