Picnic in the Woods, oil on canvas laid down on masonite
30 1?4 x 45 1?4 in. (76.2 x 115 cm.)
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New York, American Fine Arts Society, Exhibition of the Paintings Left by the Late George Inness, December 27, 1894, no. 23. Chicago, Illinois, Art Institute of Chicago, 20th Annual Exhibition of Oil Paintings and Sculpture by American Artists, 1907, no. 192 (as Picnic in the Woods). Chicago, Illinois and Kansas City, Missouri, Findlay Galleries, George Inness, N.A., 1936, no. 30.
Montezuma, "My Notebook: The Inness Paintings," The Art Amateur, vol. 32, no. 3, February 1895, p. 78. L. Ireland, The Works of George Inness: An Illustrated Catalogue Raisonné, Austin, Texas, 1965, p. 405, no. 1535. M. Quick, George Inness: A Catalogue Raisonné, vol. 2, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 2007, pp. 434-35, no. 1141, illustrated.
The artist. Estate of the above. Fifth Avenue Art Galleries, New York, Executor's Sale of Paintings by the Late George Inness, N.A., 12-14 February 1895, lot 177, sold by the above. W. Scott Thurber, Chicago, Illinois, acquired from the above. Acquired by the present owner, 1899.