Paul LaCroix Still-Life Painting - Still Life in a Landscape
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Paul LaCroix
Still Life in a Landscape

1867

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Little is known about the early life and artistic training of the exceptional, mid-nineteenth century still life specialist, Paul Lacroix. Born in France, he may have come from the French-speaking part of Switzerland before settling on the Lower East Side of New York, about 1855. It is thought that Lacroix may have worked in the studio of the still-life painter, Severin Roesen, partly because his work seems to show Roesen’s influence, and partly because it was when Roesen departed New York for Philadelphia that Lacroix’s name first appears. Lacroix exhibited at the National Academy of Design, New York, from 1863 on, and at the Brooklyn Art Association in 1867. By 1867 Lacroix had relocated to Hoboken, New Jersey, where he lived until he died in 1869. Still Life in a Landscape Setting is a major work by Lacroix from 1867, and is one of a small number of still lifes by him arranged in outdoor settings. Although he exhibited some landscapes at the National Academy, and included landscape elements in backgrounds of such compositions as Strawberries (1862, location unknown; see William H. Gerdts, “Paul Lacroix,” in The Magazine Antiques, CII [November 1972], p. 856 fig. 3), Lacroix’s primary means of expression was the straight still-life subject. In his own time Lacroix’s work appears to have been highly desirable, as confirmed by the repeated names of lenders listed with many of his exhibited works. Lacroix dated and inscribed Still Life in a Landscape Setting “N.Y. 67,” which adds a note of confusion to our already limited understanding of the life of this artist. As far as is known, Lacroix relocated to Hoboken in 1867, a fact confirmed by an old label on the stretcher, which reads “P. Lacroix Fulton Street between Palisades and Clinton West Hoboken / NJ.” It may be that Lacroix maintained a New York studio of some kind, or, perhaps more likely, the artist wished to retain a nominal affiliation with New York and its art market.

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  • Condition
    Excellent.
  • Dimensions

    H 50.25 in. x W 40.25 in.

    H 127.64 cm x W 102.24 cm

  • Gallery location
    New York, NY
  • Reference number
    LU233125453
  • Seller reference number
    APG 8818

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