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Charles Sprague Pearce Collection

Charles Sprague Pearce was a renowned American artist who left an indelible mark on the art world with his captivating works

Background imageCharles Sprague Pearce Collection: The Arab Jeweler, ca. 1882. Creator: Charles Sprague Pearce

The Arab Jeweler, ca. 1882. Creator: Charles Sprague Pearce
The Arab Jeweler, ca. 1882

Background imageCharles Sprague Pearce Collection: The Letter, (oil on canvas)

The Letter, (oil on canvas)
989597 The Letter, (oil on canvas) by Pearce, Charles Sprague (1851-1914); 56x45.8 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: The Letter. Charles Sprague Pearce (1851-1914). Oil on canvas

Background imageCharles Sprague Pearce Collection: Fresh Gleanings, (oil on canvas)

Fresh Gleanings, (oil on canvas)
822681 Fresh Gleanings, (oil on canvas) by Pearce, Charles Sprague (1851-1914); 71.1x55.8 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Fresh Gleanings. Charles Sprague Pearce (1851-1914). Oil on canvas

Background imageCharles Sprague Pearce Collection: L Italienne (At the Fountain), 1875 (oil on canvas)

L Italienne (At the Fountain), 1875 (oil on canvas)
985000 L Italienne (At the Fountain), 1875 (oil on canvas) by Pearce, Charles Sprague (1851-1914); 79x103.5 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: L Italienne (At the Fountain)

Background imageCharles Sprague Pearce Collection: Paul Wayland Bartlett, c. 1890. Creator: Charles Sprague Pearce

Paul Wayland Bartlett, c. 1890. Creator: Charles Sprague Pearce
Paul Wayland Bartlett, c. 1890

Background imageCharles Sprague Pearce Collection: Lamentations over the Death of the First-Born of Egypt, 1877

Lamentations over the Death of the First-Born of Egypt, 1877

Background imageCharles Sprague Pearce Collection: Charles Sprague Pearce, Diagram of a Lunette, American, 1851 - 1914, 1890-1897, graphite

Charles Sprague Pearce, Diagram of a Lunette, American, 1851 - 1914, 1890-1897, graphite on tan wove paper

Background imageCharles Sprague Pearce Collection: Charles Sprague Pearce, Studies for Lunettes [recto], American, 1851 - 1914, 1890-1897

Charles Sprague Pearce, Studies for Lunettes [recto], American, 1851 - 1914, 1890-1897, graphite and gold paint on tan wove paper

Background imageCharles Sprague Pearce Collection: Charles Sprague Pearce, Study of Two Female Figures in Arched Border, American, 1851

Charles Sprague Pearce, Study of Two Female Figures in Arched Border, American, 1851 - 1914, 1890-1897, gouache and graphite on tan wove paper

Background imageCharles Sprague Pearce Collection: Charles Sprague Pearce, Tracing of a Border Design, American, 1851 - 1914, 1890-1897

Charles Sprague Pearce, Tracing of a Border Design, American, 1851 - 1914, 1890-1897, graphite with purple and green pencils on yellow tracing paper

Background imageCharles Sprague Pearce Collection: Charles Sprague Pearce, Study for a Lunette [recto], American, 1851 - 1914, 1890-1897

Charles Sprague Pearce, Study for a Lunette [recto], American, 1851 - 1914, 1890-1897, graphite on tan wove paper

Background imageCharles Sprague Pearce Collection: Charles Sprague Pearce, Studies for Border Designs, American, 1851 - 1914, 1890-1897

Charles Sprague Pearce, Studies for Border Designs, American, 1851 - 1914, 1890-1897, graphite on wove paper

Background imageCharles Sprague Pearce Collection: Charles Sprague Pearce, Study for a Panel, American, 1851 - 1914, 1890-1897, brown

Charles Sprague Pearce, Study for a Panel, American, 1851 - 1914, 1890-1897, brown watercolor with red and black conta© crayons on tan wove paper

Background imageCharles Sprague Pearce Collection: Charles Sprague Pearce, Studies for Lunettes, American, 1851-1914, 1890-1897, gouache

Charles Sprague Pearce, Studies for Lunettes, American, 1851-1914, 1890-1897, gouache, black conte crayon, and graphite on tan wove paper

Background imageCharles Sprague Pearce Collection: Charles Sprague Pearce, Studies for a Panel, American, 1851-1914, 1890-1897, graphite

Charles Sprague Pearce, Studies for a Panel, American, 1851-1914, 1890-1897, graphite heightened with white on tan wove paper

Background imageCharles Sprague Pearce Collection: Charles Sprague Pearce, Study for a Lunette, American, 1851-1914, 1890-1897, gouache

Charles Sprague Pearce, Study for a Lunette, American, 1851-1914, 1890-1897, gouache and black conte crayon on greenish-tan wove paper

Background imageCharles Sprague Pearce Collection: Charles Sprague Pearce, Study of a Scroll, American, 1851-1914, 1890-1897, brown

Charles Sprague Pearce, Study of a Scroll, American, 1851-1914, 1890-1897, brown pencil on wove paper

Background imageCharles Sprague Pearce Collection: Charles Sprague Pearce, Study of a Figure from Behind [recto], American, 1851-1914

Charles Sprague Pearce, Study of a Figure from Behind [recto], American, 1851-1914, 1890-1897, graphite heightened with white on tan wove paper

Background imageCharles Sprague Pearce Collection: Charles Sprague Pearce, Study for a Border Design, American, 1851-1914, 1890-1897

Charles Sprague Pearce, Study for a Border Design, American, 1851-1914, 1890-1897, black conte crayon on tan wove paper

Background imageCharles Sprague Pearce Collection: Charles Sprague Pearce, Study for an Archway, American, 1851-1914, 1890-1897, graphite

Charles Sprague Pearce, Study for an Archway, American, 1851-1914, 1890-1897, graphite and watercolor on tan laid paper


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Charles Sprague Pearce was a renowned American artist who left an indelible mark on the art world with his captivating works. One of his notable creations, "The Arab Jeweler, " painted around 1882, showcases Pearce's ability to capture intricate details and emotions in his subjects. The painting depicts a jeweler engrossed in his craft, highlighting the artist's keen observation skills. In another masterpiece titled "The Letter, " Pearce demonstrates his mastery of oil on canvas. This piece portrays a poignant moment as a woman reads a letter, her face reflecting various emotions that leave viewers intrigued and curious about its contents. Pearce's talent extends beyond capturing human emotion; he also excels at depicting scenes from everyday life. In "Fresh Gleanings, " he presents us with an idyllic countryside setting where women gather crops under the warm sunlight. The vibrant colors and meticulous brushstrokes bring this scene to life, evoking feelings of tranquility and serenity. One cannot overlook Pearce's ability to portray different cultures through his art. In "L'Italienne (At the Fountain), " created in 1875, he transports us to Italy with its charming architecture and graceful figures surrounding a fountain. Through this painting, Pearce invites us to experience the allure of Italian culture firsthand. Aside from being an accomplished painter, it also dabbled in other artistic mediums such as graphite drawings and gouache paintings. His versatility is evident in pieces like "Paul Wayland Bartlett" - a portrait showcasing his skillful use of graphite to capture intricate facial features. Pearce's passion for storytelling is evident in works like "Lamentations over the Death of the First-Born of Egypt. " This powerful depiction conveys grief and despair through carefully composed figures mourning their loss—a testament to Pearce's ability to evoke strong emotions through visual storytelling. Beyond traditional paintings, it also explored architectural designs such as lunettes and border designs.