Luigi Lucioni (Italian/American, 1900-1988) original painting of Red Barns near Lake Champlain, probably Shelburne, Vermont. Signed and dated lower right 1932. Oil on artist board. Painting size: 9 7/8 inches x 13 7/8 inches, offered in a modern Arts and Crafts style gilded frame. Original condition, with no in-painting or restoration. This painting is one of Lucioni's early Vermont creations and is a slightly smaller version of the painting included by Stuart Embury in his book, "The Art and Life of Luigi Lucioni" (2006), as illustration 32.1, "Barns Near The Lake", from the collection of Dunbar W. Bostwick. Dunbar Bostwick was the son-in-law of Electra Havemeyer Webb. It is generally agreed that Electra Havemeyer Webb, the creator and founder of Vermont's famous Shelburne Museum, first introduced Lucioni to Vermont, when she commissioned a painting by him for her daughter's wedding and invited Lucioni to spend the summer of 1930 at her estate in Shelburne. Electra became Lucioni's greatest patron, and it seems probable that this painting was also commissioned by Electra for her daughter and son-in-law and that it depicts the Bostwick barns. Lake Champlain and the mountains of the Adirondacks are visible in the background on the left of the painting.
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