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1903 Signed Watercolor Portrait Painting ~ Paul E Harney

  • $ 1,20000

Antique watercolor painting by Paul E Harney. Signed and dated painting of a monks side profile wearing his brown habit by Paul Harney in 1903. Muted tones portray the rustic features of the monk with receding hairline and red cheeks suggestive of a hard yet healthy and cheerful life in the subjects face.

Paul E. Harney was born in New Orleans in 1850. He studied at the National Academy of Design in New York City, and also abroad at the Royal Academy in Munich. Harney eventually moved to and settled in Alton, Illinois where he taught art classes and worked at Shurtleff College as a professor.

Harney was well known and respected in the Saint Louis artist community. He occupied a chair in the Saint Louis School of Fine Art (later Washington University's Fine Art Department) and was additionally a member of the Society of Western Artists and a founding member of the Saint Louis Artist Guild.

Signed center left: Paul E Harney 1903

Artists name plaque attached to the frame

Provenance: Private Estate Malibu, CA

These would make a great addition to your classic art collection, Spanish revival or craftsman home decor.


Framed painting 21.25" tall by 17.25" wide (insert for image measures 13.5" by 10.5") and weighs 4lb 3oz.


This painting is in nice condition and has been well looked after, and appears to be in a newer frame (please see all pictures as they form part of the condition description


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