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John White Alexander (1856–1915)

Green Girl

APG 21115D

c. 1897

Image of John White Alexander's Green Girl, oil on canvas, 48 x 35 1/2 inches, painted in about 1897

JOHN WHITE ALEXANDER (1856–1915)
Juliette (The Green Dress), about 1897
Oil on canvas, 48 x 35 1/2 in.
Signed (at lower left): J. W. Alexander

Image of John White Alexander's Green Girl, oil on canvas, 48 x 35 1/2 inches, painted in about 1897

JOHN WHITE ALEXANDER (1856–1915)
Juliette (The Green Dress), about 1897
Oil on canvas, 48 x 35 1/2 in.
Signed (at lower left): J. W. Alexander

Description

JOHN WHITE ALEXANDER (1856–1915)
Green Girl, c. 1897
Oil on canvas, 48 x 35 1/2 in.
Signed (at lower left): J.W. Alexander

RECORDED: “Salon de la Libre Esthetique,” in L'Art Moderne, supplement, March 27, 1898, no. 13 // The Belgian Times and News, February 25, 1898 // Le Journal de Bruxelles, February 26, 1898 // Le XXeme Siecle, February 27, 1898 // Reforme, February 28, 1898 // Le Petit Blue, March 1, 1898 // La Libre Critique, March 6, 1898 // L'Etoile Belge, March 9, 1898 // Le Journal de Bruxelles, March 20, 1898, illus. // Oeuvre d'Arte, 1898 

EXHIBITED: Brussels, February–April 1898, Catalogue de la Cinquieme Exposition à Bruxelles, no. 1 as “Green Girl” // Providence, Rhode Island, and traveling, 1916–17, Memorial Exhibition of Paintings by John White Alexander, no. 15 as “Juliette” // James Graham & Sons, New York, October–December 1980, John White Alexander (1856–1915): Fin-de-Siecle American, p. 33 no. 14 illus.

EX COLL.: [Macbeth Gallery, New York]; to the artist’s estate, 1915; to [James Graham & Sons, New York]; sale, Sotheby’s New York, May 25, 1988, lot 180; to private collection; to sale, Christie’s New York, May 24, 1995, lot 34; to private collection, New York

The model for this painting was Juliette Very who had also modeled for Isabella and the Pot of BasilAlethea, and others. The figure in Juliette wears the same floral-patterned dress used for Les Piviones one year earlier in the 1897 Paris salon. She sits in a low empire-chair which was a prop frequently used by Alexander. This chair had passed from one generation to the next and was part of the living room furniture of his granddaughter, Irina Reed.

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