An important work by Nourse, in watercolor and charcoal, signed to the lower right, depicting a large church with figures and waterway in the background left. On paper laid over board. Multiple labels on verso detailing artist and exhibition history. Label on verso reads "Pour Philadelphia W.Color Exhibition, 1912". Additional label on back from "P. Navez" and and labels detailing the artists work, title and address in Paris.

Sight size: 18" ht. x 24.5" wd., framed size: 28.5" ht. x 35.5" wd.

Lifetime collection of Carol and Robert (Rob) Kane, Oxford, OH. 

Carol and Robert (Rob) Kane were residents of Oxford, Ohio since 1962. Rob taught Classics at Miami University (Ohio) for 37 years and volunteered at the Saint Francis Seraph Soup Kitchen in Cincinnati for 13 years after his retirement. Carol was active for over three decades as a docent at Miami University Art Museum and a member of the Philanthropic Educational Organization, which helps women achieve their educational goals through scholarships and grants. Married 51 years, the couple raised two sons who survive them, John and Ned, both of California.

Carol and Rob traveled widely in North and South America, Asia, and Europe. They shared a lifelong passion for art, and museums and galleries were at the top of their agenda when traveling. Over the decades, they collected art both close to home and during their travels. A special example is a two month tour of Japan and China in 1985, when tourism in China was just starting to reopen. They took along their young sons and, with input from Asian art historians friends touring with them, collected numerous paintings and ceramics. Many of those items, along with others collected in the US and around the world, are included in this sale. Others were inherited by Carol and Rob from their parents, especially Rob’s mother Mary Geraldine Kane of New York City, who collected in the US, Ireland, and the UK.

Carol was born in Grosse Pointe, MI, attended the Academy of the Sacred Heart and Manhattanville College, and earned a masters degree in European history from Georgetown University. 

Rob was from New York City, attended the College of the Holy Cross, and earned a PhD from Princeton University.

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  • Condition:
  • minor loss to the paint lower left, minor foxing and toning to paper

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