WALTER GAY

Boston 1856-1937 Le Bréau, Fontainebleau

The Small Red Drawing Room of the Comtesse Robert de Fitz-James, Rue Constantine, Paris

Signed and inscribed, lower right, à Madame la Comtesse de Fitz James/hommages respectueux Walter Gay; label on the back of the panel numbered, 71


Oil on panel

16 1/16 x 13 ⅜ inches

40.7 x 34 cm

Provenance

La comtesse Robert de Fitz-James, Paris

Mr. J. Burrows (according to a label on the back of the panel)

Graham Gallery, New York, 1985, where purchased by

Bill Blass, New York (his sale: New York, Sotheby’s, October 21, 2003, “The Bill Blass Collection,” lot 29, illustrated)

W. M. Brady & Co., New York, 2003

Private collection, New York, until 2019

W. M. Brady & Co., New York


Exhibitions

New York, Graham Gallery, Small Works/Fine Works, 13 December 1984 - 19 January 1985

New York, W. M. Brady & Co., Pictures and Oil Sketches, 1775-1920, 2005, cat. no. 28, illustrated


Literature

N. Richardson, “All About Style,” in House & Garden, December 1986, p. 100, illustrated

W. Rieder, A Charmed Couple: The Art and Life of Walter and Matilda Gay, New York, 2000, pp. 159-61, plate 93, illustrated


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