Spring I ca. 1900-1905
Allegory of spring. Half portrait of a girl in side view looking to the right, the brown hair pinned up, a white cloth wrapped around the torso, the shoulders bare, the hands placed together as if in prayer. Background: a garden wall, behind it a tree with pink blossoms on its branches, behind it a suggested mountain range.
Oil on wood 70 x 50 cm
Signature: John Q. Ɑdams.
Unknown private collection, Vienna.
Illustration: Online auction catalogue Dorotheum Vienna 6.11.2023
An early work of the artist, which shows clear Jugendstil influences. Motif, execution and relatively small format indicate a work intended for quick sale. This work is documented through two auctions at the Vienna Dorotheum from 31.10.1913 lot#386 (with B/W illustration in the catalogue) and from 6.11.2023 lot#110-024203/0005.
Cross-referencesSpring II ca. 1900-1905
APH, catalog raisonné JQA 1995, p. 247, cat.#214, fig.#147
Auction Dorotheum Wien 31.10.1913 lot#386 .
Auction Dorotheum Vienna 6.11.2023 lot#110-024203/0005.