Paris Returns to Troy

 
Artist
Materials
oil on canvas
Dimensions
85-1/2 x 49-3/4 in.
Credit line
Gift of Mrs. Isabelle J. Dixon in memory of George Monroe Dixon and Leone Wolf
Accession number
74.662
Collection
Not Currently On View
Deaccessioned on
June 18th, 2008
Recipient
Christie's
Transfer notes
Sold on 2/9/2009 in the Interiors sale (Lot 47)
Reason
Secondary example 
Valuation
Auction Sale Price - $2166.67
Mr. George Dixon [1908-1969] and Mrs. Isabel J. Dixon, Asheville [b. 1908];{1} Gift of Isabel J. Dixon to the Indianapolis Museum of Art, 1974.{2}

{1} The large paintings may have served as the decorations of a room in Zealandia, a historic estate built in 1889 and purchased by the Dixons in 1961, although this has not been verified. The house and its surrounding properties (including a museum called the "Asheville Art Museum" and opened in 1930 by a previous owner Philip S. Henry) were remodelled during the early course of the estate's history and it is possible that the canvases date to that time. For information on the various owners of Zealandia see, Nancy Brower, "Auction begins at Zealandia," Asheville Citizen-Times, 8 August 1973 and W.C. Burton, "More on the proprietors of Asheville's Zealandia," Greensboro Daily News, 9 September 1973.
{2} Temporary Receipt No. 0017.
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