"A City Park" is an Impressionist landscape with
bravado brush strokes, circa 1915. The distance of the buildings in the
background indicate that this landscape pictures late Augumn trees in a
large city park, possibly New York's Central Park. The
trees and grasses have thick impasto in Autumn's rich golden tones, contrasted to a smooth sky. Mora often employed
this technique for "richness and freshness of nature." He saw
his role as an artist to "interpret the beauty of nature."
Mora varnished this painting and then signed it, causing the
signature to smear. The painting has been cleaned with very minimal
touch-ups, and the conservator did not touch the signature area. It is housed in a new a 3 1/4 wide landscape exhibition frame.
It has Christies tags on verso.
This landscape is published in F. Luis Mora:
America's First Hispanic Master [1874-1940], Figure 7.22 on page
192. If the buyer does not have the book, it is on Amazon. "A City Park"
will also be catalogued in the forthcoming Catalogue Raisonne of
Mora's painted works.