Joaquin Sorolla y Bastida (Spanish, 1863-1923) Portrait of Mrs. Orville E. Babcock
Lot 101*
Joaquin Sorolla y Bastida
(Spanish, 1863-1923)
Portrait of Mrs. Orville E. Babcock
Sold for £40,000 (US$ 52,782) inc. premium

Lot Details
Joaquin Sorolla y Bastida (Spanish, 1863-1923)
Portrait of Mrs. Orville E. Babcock
signed, inscribed and dated 'J Sorolla y Bastida 1911/Chicago' (upper right)
oil on canvas
106.7 x 76cm (42 x 29 15/16in).

Footnotes

  • This work is included in Blanca Pons-Sorolla's catalogue under inventory BPS 2632 (on the basis of photographs).

    Provenance
    The sitter.
    Anon. sale, Sloan's, North Bethesda, 3 October 1982, lot 1425.
    Anon. sale, Christie's, New York, 27 October 1983.
    Private collection, USA.

    Exhibited
    Chicago, Art Institute, Portraits loaned for the benefit of the Passavent Memorial Hospital, 1 - 24 January, 1912, no. 93.

    Literature
    Blanca Pons-Sorolla, Sorolla and America, exhibition catalogue, Madrid, 2013, no. 253, p. 318.

    The present lot was one of a series of portrait commissions undertaken by Sorolla during his stay in Chicago in the early months of 1911. Having first visited New York to present the Hispanic Society of America with some of his new works, Sorolla travelled to Chicago in February, to attend the opening of his major solo exhibition, where the 161 works were viewed by over 100,000 visitors.

    During this time, Sorolla painted several portrait commissions, four of which, including the present lot, were included in an exhibition of Portraits at the Art Institute of Chicago the following year.

    The sitter in the present lot is presumably the wife of Orville A. Babcock Junior. Orville Elias Babcock Senior (1835–1884) was an American Civil War General in the Union Army, and served as Private Secretary to President Ulysses S. Grant.
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