Dog Portrait of a Yorkshire Terrier
Alfred Pike Lucas (American, 1862–1945)
Oil on canvas
Signed/dated "A.P. Lewis Capri 1899"
9 x 7-1/2 inches (12-3/4 x 11-1/4 w/frame)

Albert Pike Lucas (1862–1945) was an American landscape, figure, portrait painter and a sculptor. He was born in Jersey City, New Jersey and studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris from 1882–1888 under Hébert and Boulanger and later under Courtois and Dagman-Bouveret. At the Salon of 1896 he won a medal and after a sojourn in Italy, he settled in New York City in 1902.

His painting is distinctly personal and lyrical which shows a sympathetic intimacy with nature, especially in her more mysterious aspects. His handling is broad yet conscientious, his color scheme rich and glowing, and he excels in the management of diffused light, as seen most strikingly in his well-known "Golden Madonna." He painted by preference nocturnes and twilight scenes, such as "October Breezes" (National Gallery, Washington), "The Little Church on the Hill," and "Walking Against the Wind."

He also painted portraits of many prominent persons. A good specimen of his work as a sculptor is the statuette "Ecstasy," in the Metropolitan Museum of New York.  In the Smithsonian American Art Museum there are two paintings by Lucas.

Ex. Collection: Burn Hall Manor, County Durham, England

Dog Portrait of a Yorkshire Terrier by Alfred Pike Lucas

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