Lydia Field Emmet (American, 1866-1952) Goldfish, a Portrait of Roland and Peter Hazard, 1921 62 x 4
Lot 1054
Lydia Field Emmet (American, 1866-1952) Goldfish, a Portrait of Roland and Peter Hazard, 1921 62 x 48in
Sold for US$ 30,000 inc. premium
Auction Details
American Paintings New York
21 May 2008 17:00 EDT

Auction 16083
Lot Details
Lydia Field Emmet (American, 1866-1952)
Goldfish, a Portrait of Roland and Peter Hazard, 1921
signed and dated 'Lydia Field Emmet/ 1921' (upper right)
oil on canvas
62 x 48in

Footnotes

  • Exhibited:
    Howard Young Gallery, New York, New York

    Note:
    The present painting of the Hazard boys is accompanied by a copy of the letter from the sitters mother, Mrs. Helen Hazard, to Lydia Field Emmet. The original can be found in the Emmet Family papers, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

    "Dear Miss Emmet
    I am going to be very selfish, and tell you that Mr. Hazard and I do not feel that we can part with the portrait of the boys for that long period. This summer you see, it is the first summer that we and the boys have been in our house at Narragansett for three years and the picture means a lot to us all- in adding to the interest and charm of our house. And of course summer is the season when we have our friends and the boys friends with us.
    We both appreciate your wanting the "Gold Fish" and we both feel very guilty in saying no.
    I send you my best wishes and the sincere hopes that you will forgive me.
    Sincerely
    Helen HC Hazard
    January 26th
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