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I have a Original Lucian, circa 1800, watercolor on board

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I have a Original Luc***** *****, circa 1800, watercolor on board Cape may lighthouse 20 inches by 12, signed
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Tim in Antiques replied 1 year ago.

Good day my name is***** you for your question. An original watercolor by:

Lucien Whiting POWELL (1846-1930)

Have an estimated auction value of: $1,000.00 to $1,900.00.

Birth place: Levinworth Manor, Upperville, VA

Death place: Wash., DC

Addresses: Round Hill, VA; Wash., DC

Profession: Painter

Studied: Phila. with T. Moran; PAFA; London Sch. Art with Fitz, c.1875; Rome; Venice; Paris with Bonn‚t.

Exhibited: Soc. Washington Artists (Parsons Prize, 1903); PAFA Ann., 1906; Corcoran Gal annuals, 1907-08; Washington WCC; Veerhoff's Gal. (solo, 1907); Wash. AC (solo, 1922)

Member: Soc. Wash. Artists; Wash. WCC; Wash. Lndscp. C.; Wash. Soc. FA

Work: NMAA; CGA; NGA; High Mus. Art, Atlanta; Am. Univ.; Georgetown Univ.; Hist. Soc. of Wash., D.C.; State Dep. Reception Room; Cosmos Cl.; Congressional Cl.

Comments: Powell was best known for his landscapes of both Venice and the Grand Canyon. He had served in the Virginia calvalry during the Civil War, after which he studied in Philadelphia. In 1875, while studying in London, his subject matter and painting style were influenced by the works of J.M.W. Turner. He returned to Europe in 1890 and became known for his scenes of Venice. In 1901, he made a trip to the West, painting in the Grand Canyon. In 1910, he traveled throughout the Middle East, painting landscapes of the Holy Land.

Sources: WW29; P & H Samuels, 379; McMahan, Artists of Washington, D.C.; 300 Years of American Art, vol. 1, 413; Falk, Exh. Record Series.