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Fernando Amorsolo y Cueto. 1892-1972.

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'A Basket of Mangoes]' (Mango Gatherer)c. 1920-30. Boseto: a study for a larger painting. Oil on board. 8 x 7 1/2 (frame 13 1/4 x12 1/4). The frame has been cut down from a larger one. In the opinion of Sylvia Amorsolo-Lazo, it is from the Philippines and might be the original frame. Provenance: a private family collection in Barcelona. Initialed, lower right. A certificate of authenticity from the Amorsolo Sylvia Amorsolo-Lazo accompanies the painting. $50,000.

Lavendera. 1936. Oil on panel. 15 1/2 x 12 1/2 (replacement gold leaf frame 21 x 18). Professionally restored 2-inch vertical crack, lower center. Signed 'F Amorsolo' and dated, lower right. T Illustrated: Maestro Fernando C. Amorsolo Recollections of the Amorsolo Family, page 139. A copy of the book, signed by Sylvia Amorsolo-Lazo and Jane Allinson, accompanies the painting $60,000.

Manila War Ruins. 1945. Oil on canvas board. 13 x 17 1/16 (framed 18 1/2 x 22 1/2). Excellent condition. Replacement period gold leaf reproduction 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. $50,000.

Illustrated on page 95 in the new 1917 book by the Fernando C. Amorsolo Art Foundation in honor of the artist's 125th birthday annivarsry.: 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.

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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.

Previous books about Amorsolo:

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The Fernando C. Amorsolo Art Foundation's 2009 book. 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).

Written by:
Sylvia Amorsolo Lazo
Edwin Amorsolo Martinez
Don Sebastian Amorsolo
Jane Allinson
Michael Romero

To purchase, please call the following outlets:
(632) 749-5271 in Manila
(632) 682-1206 in Antipolo
(632) 712-1202 in Quezon City
(632) 647-2910 in Blue Ridge, QC
(632) 928-9221 in Loyola Grand Villas, QC
(632) 931-4086 in Tandang Sora, QC
(632) 824-0980 in Paranaque
Note: for U.S. Inquiries, please Contact Jane Allinson.

The book from the Amorsolo Foundation's website: Fernando C. Amorsolo Art Foundation.

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Allinson Gallery Index


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