Frank Coburn (1862-1938) Busy Downtown Evening (Los Angeles) 24 1/4 x 30 1/4in

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Lot 54
Frank Coburn
(1862-1938)
Busy Downtown Evening (Los Angeles) 24 1/4 x 30 1/4in

Sold for US$ 50,075 inc. premium
Frank Coburn (1862-1938)
Busy Downtown Evening (Los Angeles)
signed 'Frank Coburn' (lower right)
oil on canvas
24 1/4 x 30 1/4in

Footnotes

  • The Pacific Mutual Life and Accident Building still stands along South Grand Avenue at 6th Street in downtown Los Angeles.

    In Bradley J. Delaney's book Frank Coburn: An Early Los Angeles Painter, he writes: 'Coburn's tonal style is particularly evident in his remarkable Los Angeles street scenes in rainy weather, in the evening or at night, or in a combination of both conditions. Urban subjects in general are extremely rare within Southern California plein air paintings, and representations of city streets in the rain or at night-time rarer still. The French Impressionists had occasionally painted city streets in rainy weather, but very seldom at night. Childe Hassam and other American Impressionists had done vistas of city streets in rainy weather, or in evening or night-time, illuminated by artificial light.'
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