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PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE FAMILY OF HELENE RAAB CAHNERS

George Inness
1825-1894
A JUNE DAY
Estimation
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Lot. Vendu 305,000 USD (Prix d’adjudication avec commission acheteur)
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PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE FAMILY OF HELENE RAAB CAHNERS

George Inness
1825-1894
A JUNE DAY
Estimation
250 000350 000
Lot. Vendu 305,000 USD (Prix d’adjudication avec commission acheteur)
ACCÉDER AU LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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George Inness
1825-1894
A JUNE DAY
signed G. Inness and dated 1881 (lower left); also inscribed Study from Nature on the stretcher
oil on canvas
24 by 30 inches
(61 by 76.2 cm)
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We are grateful to Dr. Michael Quick for his assistance in researching and cataloguing this lot. This work will be included in the supplement to Dr. Quick’s catalogue raisonné of the artist’s work.

Provenance

Esther H. Byers, 1900
Abbot Academy, John-Esther Gallery, Andover, Massachusetts (gift from the above; sold: Sotheby Parke-Bernet, April 19, 1972, lot 63, illustrated)
Hirschl & Adler Galleries, New York, 1972
Mr. and Mrs. Norman Cahners, Brookline, Massachusetts, 1973 (acquired from the above)
By descent to the present owners

Exposition

New York, Hirschl & Adler Galleries, Faces and Places: Changing Images of 19th Century America, December 1972-January 1973, no. 47, illustrated in color

Description

Dr. Quick writes of the present work, "A June Day was painted by Inness during the summer of 1881, which he spent in Milton-on-the-Hudson, New York. During this period, Inness was committed to the principle of plein-air painting, placing his easel and this large canvas at the motif, with the objective of recording accurately the appearance of unmediated nature in his landscape. His practice of recording exactly what he saw resulted in his ability to capture the exceptionally full and complete sense of sunlight and atmosphere seen in this painting. To do so, Inness employed his exceptional gifts as a colorist, including a wide range of very carefully adjusted greens. In those same passages, one also admires the great variety of his responsive brushwork."

A letter from Dr. Quick will accompany this lot.

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