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William Hemmerling (American/Louisiana, 1943-2009), "Untitled (Procession)", house paint and wood varnish on found oil on canvas, signed lower right, inscribed en verso, 24 in. x 30 in., framed. Provenance: Williamson-LeBlanc Collection, Cornstalk Fence House, New Orleans. Note: Known primarily as a portraitist, John Genin developed his painting technique while under the tutelage of renowned Parisian portraitist Leon Bonnat. Genin's skills at portraiture, as well as the stylistic evidence of Neoclassicism and Romanticism, are particularly evident in his allegorical paintings representing Louisiana. Genin painted at least three of these works, with the important painting offered here likely the penultimate version created in 1884. The artist utilized his adept portraiture skills to portray a goddess (modeled by his second wife) standing amidst a lush, bayou landscape while bare-breasted and adorned with Spanish moss draped from her hair and waist. Ref.: Dobie, Ann. "John Genin." Encyclopedia of Louisiana. Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities. Sept. 12, 2012. https://64parishes.org. Accessed Oct. 17, 2018.

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William Hemmerling (American/Louisiana, 1943-2009)

Estimate $3,000 - $5,000Nov 17, 2018