oil on canvas
48 5/8 by 72 1/8 in.
Executed in 1882-83.
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signed G. Inness and dated 1882-3 (lower left)
The following condition report has been provided by Simon Parkes Art Conservation, Inc., an independent restorer who is not an employee of Sotheby's: This work is in excellent condition. It has been restored and should be hung in its current state. The stretcher is original to the artist. The tacking edges are intact. The canvas has been lined using a non-wax adhesive. The lining has protected the impasto and the original texture of the paint layer. There are no signs of abrasion or weakness to the paint layer. Although some of the original pigment reads strongly when viewed under ultraviolet light, there are no retouches, with the exception of two spots on the edge of the lower right corner. It is certainly remarkable that a work of this period and scale should be in such beautiful condition. Framed Dimensions: 92 1/2 by 65 1/4 in. (235 by 165.7 cm.)
“In the Studio and Gallery,? New-York Daily Tribune, 30 October 1882, p. 2 “The Academy Exhibition,? The World, New York, 31 March 1883, p. 4 “National Academy of Design,? New-York Daily Tribune, 31 March 1883, p. 5 Charles M. Kurtz, ed., Illustrated Art Notes; Fifty-Eighth Annual Exhibition, National Academy of Design, 1883, no. 41, p. 40, illustrated ?Pictures; The National Academy of Design,? The Sun, New York, 2 April 1883, p. 2 G.W. Sheldon, “The Academy Exhibition,? Harper’s Weekly, vol. 27, April 1883, p. 220, illustrated “The Exhibition, National Academy of Design,? Boston Evening Transcript, 11 April 1883, p. 6 Clarence Cook, “The Academy Exhibition,? The Art Amateur, vol. 8, May 1883, p. 127 “Art and Artists,? Boston Evening Transcript, 16 May 1883, p. 3 "American Pictures at the Munich Exhibition,? The Art Amateur, no. 3, 1883, p. 92 S.R. Koehler, The United States Art Directory and Year-Book, New York, 1884, no. 22, illustrated Nicolai Cikovsky, Life and Work of George Inness, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1965, p. 257, fig. 89 LeRoy Ireland, Works of George Inness: An Illustrated Catalogue Raisonné, Austin, 1965, no. 1046, p. 259, illustrated William H. Truettner, “William T. Evans, Collector of American Paintings,? The Americana Art Journal 2, 1971, p. 75 The Brooklyn Museum, American Paintings: A Complete Illustrated Listing of Works in the Museum’s Collection, Brooklyn, 1979, p. 68, illustrated Karen B. Crenshaw, “A Study of George Inness’ Painting Technique,? American Institute of Conservators: Preprints, 1981, p. 61 Michael Quick, George Inness: A Catalogue Raisonné, vol. II, New Brunswick, 2007, no. 776, pp. 110-12, illustrated
William T. Evans, New York American Art Association, New York, 1900, lot 270 (consigned by the above) [with] William Clausen, New York (acquired from the above) Mrs. Sarah M. Gibb Acquired as a gift from the above in 1917 by the present owner