La Seine Près de ParisOil on canvas
32½ x 46 in. W/frame 40 ½ by 54 in.
Signed lower right "Aston Knight/Paris"
Sotheby's, New York, May 27, 1993, lot 12;
Private Collection, New York City
Le Trianon Fine Art & Antiques
See Artist Bio below.
Born in Paris, France on Aug. 3, 1873 of American parents. Knight studied in his native city under Lefebvre, Robert-Fleury, and with his father, D. R. Knight. While in San Francisco in 1925, he stayed at the Palace Hotel and painted cityscapes and a view of the Palace of Fine Arts. Other paintings of the Monterey Peninsula and Santa Monica are extant. Member: Rochester Art Club. Exh: Paris Expo, 1900 (medal); Paris Salon, 1901, 1905 (gold medal); Rheims Expo, 1903 (gold); Stendahl Gallery (LA), 1931; Gardena (CA) High School, 1933. In: Toledo Museum; Luxembourg Museum; Newark Museum.
Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940" American Art Annual 1900-33; Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs, et Graveurs (Bénézit, E); Who's Who in American Art 1936-41; Dictionary of American Painters, Sculptors & Engravers (Fielding, Mantle).