Burr Nicholls (American, 1848 - 1915) was born in Lockport, New York, and studied in Buffalo, New York and in Paris with Charles Carolus-Duran. He spent time at the art colony of Pont-Aven with fellow Buffalo native and ex-patriot artist, Frank Penfold.
Nicholls was a member of the Buffalo Society of Art and exhibited at the Brooklyn Art Association (1871-73, 1879, 1882, 1884 and 1891), National Academy of Design (1873-95), Paris Salon (1880-82), Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (1882-95), Art Institute of Chicago (1888-89, and 1894) and the Boston Art Club (1891-95).
His work is in the collections of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Heckscher Museum on Long Island and the Burchfield-Penney Art Center in Buffalo, New York.
Nicholls' known specialties were Venetian scenes, genre, landscapes, and barnyard fowl paintings. He really loved Venetian doorways, and many of his best paintings were of Venetian doorways with barnyard fowl in front. (Thanks to Dixon-Hall Fine Art)
His work has been sold in the major auction houses, in particular Sothebys. His high auction price was $17,600.00. Currently, his work is being sold for higher and higher amounts, frequently well over auction estimates. Now that the economy is better, I believe that all fine artwork should appreciate.
Artist: Burr Nicholls (American,1848-1915).
Medium: Oil on Board
Title: "Fowls at the Venetian Doorway"
Size: 9 by 6 1/4 inches, frame 15 1/2 by 13 inches.
Signed Lower Right. Inscribed en verso.
Condition: Minor crazing to paint.
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