Leon Gaspard

Portrait of a Young Girl (Urga, 1922)

MEDIUM: Oil on canvas mounted to board

DIMENSIONS: 11 x 11 inches

ESTIMATE: $25,000.00 - $35,000.00

Signed and dated 1922 lower left

Additional Information

Private collection, Nevada
Private collection, Texas

Painted in 1922, Portrait of a Young Girl originates from Gaspard’s travels to Mongolia and eastern China in 1921. This transatlantic voyage, one of three major journeys made to Asia, proved incredibly valuable to the artist, who would paint the people and customs he witnessed during adventures to far-off lands. Notably, the 1921 trip came at an important time for the painter: It was one year after Gaspard and his wife first visited Taos, New Mexico, and three years before they made Taos their permanent home. The artist, who flew planes in World War I, was shot down and injured seriously. It was those wounds that led him to Northern New Mexico and its dry climate.


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