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Fernando Amorsolo y Cueto. 1892-1972.

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Manila War Ruins. 1945. Oil on canvas board. 13 x 17 1/16 (framed 18 1/2 x 22 1/2). Replacement period gold leaf reproduction Whistler style frame. Provenance: the personal collection of Right Reverend Norman Spencer Vincent Binsted, the Missionary Bishop for the Philippines for the Protestant Episcopal Church. He served as Bishop of Manila from 1947-1958. He knew Amorsolo and purchased the painting directly from him. Signed, dated and annotated 'Manila' lower right. Price upon request.

Condition: When examined out of the frame, there are some minute areas of transfer from the gold paint of the frame around the extreme edges of the work. There are slight abrasions around all four edges from a previous frame. The canvas flooded over the upper left and lower right corners is slightly frayed. There are dark pinpoint accretions throughout. When examined under ultraviolet light, inpainting is visible around the edges of the work (where the abrasions are visible). There are two small inpainted losses in the upper right quadrant and minute inpainted losses occasionally throughout the upper half of the work, visible only under ultraviolet light.

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Illustrated on page 95 in the new 1917 book by the Fernando C. Amorsolo Art Foundation in honor of the artist's 125th birthday anniversary.: Amorsolo: Love and Passion. Volume I: Portraits. Volume II: Landscapes and Other Works. Authors: volume I: Sylvia Amorsolo Lazo, Kip Yusin. Volume II: Sylvia Amorsolo Lazo, Cid Reyes, Jane Allinson Ph.D., Carlomar Arcangel Daoana. A copy of the book accompanies the painting.

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Brent School was established In 1909 by the Rt. Rev. Charles Henry Brent, Missionary Bishop of the Philippines for the Protestant Episcopal Church, in the city of Baguio. It was originally intended to be a boarding school for the sons of American families stationed in the Philippines. Over the decades, Brent School Baguio evolved into a co-educational boarding and day school with an international student population. In 1913, Binsted Hall was established and named after the Right Reverend Norman Spencer Vincent Binsted.

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Books about Fernando C.Amorsolo

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Maestro Fernando C. Amorsolo Recollections of the Amorsolo Family. The book consists of 347 pages with over 500 images of paintings, sketches, and photographs. The dimensions are 10 in x 11.5 in (hardbound).Published by the Fernando C. Amorsolo Art Foundation in 2009. Written by:
Sylvia Amorsolo Lazo
Edwin Amorsolo Martinez
Don Sebastian Amorsolo
Jane Allinson
Michael Romero

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Alfredo R. Roces. Amorsolo. 1892-1972. Filipinas Foundation, Philippines, 1975. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Amorsolo (illustrator). 1st Edition. preface by author, catalogue, chronology, bibliography and acknowledgements. The text is illustrated with numerous full-page, double page and park page reproductions of Fernando Amorsolo's artwork. There is the occasional black-and-white photograph as well within the text. White coloured boards with gilt titles to the front panel and backstrip. Colour illustrated dustwrapper, being a part reproduction of "Woman with a Banga". A biography, catalogue and study of the most popular Filipino painter of modern times – Fernando Amorsolo. hard cover, dj. Quarto. 208 pp. $350.

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