Percival Leonard Rosseau (American, 1859-1937) Gordon and English Setters in the field 21 1/4 x 29 1/4in. (54 x 74.2cm.)

This lot has been removed from the website, please contact customer services for more information

Lot 6
Percival Leonard Rosseau
(American, 1859-1937)
Gordon and English Setters in the field 21 1/4 x 29 1/4in. (54 x 74.2cm.)

Sold for US$ 47,500 inc. premium

Dogs in Show & Field

18 Feb 2015, 10:00 EST

New York

Percival Leonard Rosseau (American, 1859-1937)
Gordon and English Setters in the field
signed and dated 'Rosseau / 1910' (lower right)
oil on canvas laid to fiber board
21 1/4 x 29 1/4in. (54 x 74.2cm.)

Footnotes

  • Provenance
    Findlay Galleries, Inc., Chicago
    Private Collection, Ottawa, Canada

    By all accounts, Percival Leonard Rosseau led anything but a conventional life. Essentially orphaned by circumstances surrounding the Civil War, where he lost his father, mother and two brothers, he and a younger sister were subsequently raised by friends in Kentucky.

    As a young man he tried several different trades including that of cowboy on cattle drives along the Chisholm Trail. He eventually owned a successful import business in New Orleans, which allowed him to retire at the age of 35. It was at that unlikely age he turned his interest toward art and went to Paris to enroll in the Academie Julian. Even his getting to Paris was unconventional. Rather than taking the Atlantic crossing, he went west via Japan and the Far East, stopping in Hawaii where he met his future wife.

    In Paris Rosseau received critical acclaim for his paintings with dogs by the Salon of 1903 and he began a career as a painter of sporting and animal scenes. He returned to the United States in 1915 and settled in the artists' colony of Old Lyme, CT. While in the U.S. he enjoyed the patronage of wealthy Southern clients as well as that of Percy Rockefeller who built a studio for the artist and supplied him sporting dogs as models on his estate Overhills near Fayetteville, NC.
Contacts
Auction information

This auction is now finished. If you are interested in consigning in future auctions, please contact the specialist department. If you have queries about lots purchased in this auction, please contact customer services.

Buyers' Obligations

ALL BIDDERS MUST AGREE THAT THEY HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD BONHAMS' CONDITIONS OF SALE AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THEM, AND AGREE TO PAY THE BUYER'S PREMIUM AND ANY OTHER CHARGES MENTIONED IN THE NOTICE TO BIDDERS. THIS AFFECTS THE BIDDERS LEGAL RIGHTS.

If you have any complaints or questions about the Conditions of Sale, please contact your nearest customer services team.

Buyers' Premium and Charges

For all Sales categories excluding Arms & Armor, Coins and Medals, Motor Cars, Motorcycles, Wine & Whisky

27.5% on the first $12,500 of the hammer price;
25% of the hammer price of amounts in excess of $12,500 up to and including $600,000;
20% of the hammer price of amounts in excess of $600,000 up to and including $6,000,000;
and 14.5% of the hammer price of any amounts in excess of $6,000,000.

Payment Notices

Payment for purchases may be made in or by (a) cash, (b) cashier's check or money order, (c) personal check with approved credit drawn on a U.S. bank, (d) wire transfer or other immediate bank transfer, or (e) Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover credit, charge or debit card for returning clients only. Please note that the amount of cash notes and cash equivalents that can be accepted from a given purchaser may be limited.

Shipping Notices

For information and estimates on domestic and international shipping as well as export licenses please contact Bonhams Shipping Department.

App