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William H. Buck (Norwegian/Louisiana, 1840-1888)
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William Henry Buck
(Norwegian/Louisiana, 1840-1888)

"Cabins along the Bayou", 1884

oil on canvas
signed and dated lower right.
Framed.
18" x 30", framed 24" x 36"

Notes: The Norwegian-born William Henry Buck studied art in Boston before settling in New Orleans in 1860, where he worked in the cotton commission merchant's office. Buck continued to pursue his artistic inclinations by apprenticing under the French-born painter Richard Clague. Claque was credited with bringing the Barbizon School of landscape painting to Louisiana. By painting outside "plein air", Claque adapted the tenants of Barbizon School to the Louisiana landscape reflecting the unique topography, culture and sense of place.
Around 1880, Buck left the cotton business to focus full time as artist, opened a studio in New Orleans and traveled to south Louisiana, capturing the beauty of the bayous, swamps and the majestic live oak trees. In the painting "Cabins in the Bayou", Buck focused on a row of Acadian cabins nestled along the waterway. A herd of cattle graze under a live oak tree and a sugar mill was revealed in the background. Since the commercial granulation of sugar developed by Etienne de Bore, sugarcane was and remains a principal crop of South Louisiana.
An active member of the burgeoning art community of the late 19th century, Buck shared studios with fellow artist Andres Molinary, Paul Poincy and Achille Perelli and exhibited his landscape paintings at the local galleries of W. E. Seebold, Wagener's and Lilienthal's. His work was included at the 1884 World's Industrial and Cotton Centennial Exposition held in Audubon Park, and with Southern Art Union and Artists' Association of New Orleans.
Condition
Previously restored and relined. Retains original stretcher bars and tacking edges. Some toning to varnish layer. Craquelure pattern visible. Small areas of inpainting; upper mid-left (tree), mid-left (cabins and greenery), mid-right (tree), and along edges. Gilt modern frame with surface marks, nicks and abrasions.
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William H. Buck (Norwegian/Louisiana, 1840-1888)

Estimate $150,000 - $300,000
May 22, 2022
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Starting Price $145,000
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0594: William H. Buck (Norwegian/Louisiana, 1840-1888)

Sold for $145,000
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Est. $150,000 - $300,000Starting Price $145,000
May Major Estates Auction: Day 2 of 2
May 22, 2022 11:00 AM EDT
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Lot 0594 Details

Description
...
William Henry Buck
(Norwegian/Louisiana, 1840-1888)

"Cabins along the Bayou", 1884

oil on canvas
signed and dated lower right.
Framed.
18" x 30", framed 24" x 36"

Notes: The Norwegian-born William Henry Buck studied art in Boston before settling in New Orleans in 1860, where he worked in the cotton commission merchant's office. Buck continued to pursue his artistic inclinations by apprenticing under the French-born painter Richard Clague. Claque was credited with bringing the Barbizon School of landscape painting to Louisiana. By painting outside "plein air", Claque adapted the tenants of Barbizon School to the Louisiana landscape reflecting the unique topography, culture and sense of place.
Around 1880, Buck left the cotton business to focus full time as artist, opened a studio in New Orleans and traveled to south Louisiana, capturing the beauty of the bayous, swamps and the majestic live oak trees. In the painting "Cabins in the Bayou", Buck focused on a row of Acadian cabins nestled along the waterway. A herd of cattle graze under a live oak tree and a sugar mill was revealed in the background. Since the commercial granulation of sugar developed by Etienne de Bore, sugarcane was and remains a principal crop of South Louisiana.
An active member of the burgeoning art community of the late 19th century, Buck shared studios with fellow artist Andres Molinary, Paul Poincy and Achille Perelli and exhibited his landscape paintings at the local galleries of W. E. Seebold, Wagener's and Lilienthal's. His work was included at the 1884 World's Industrial and Cotton Centennial Exposition held in Audubon Park, and with Southern Art Union and Artists' Association of New Orleans.
Condition
...
Previously restored and relined. Retains original stretcher bars and tacking edges. Some toning to varnish layer. Craquelure pattern visible. Small areas of inpainting; upper mid-left (tree), mid-left (cabins and greenery), mid-right (tree), and along edges. Gilt modern frame with surface marks, nicks and abrasions.

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