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Jasper Francis Cropsey
1823-1900
EAGLE CLIFF, WHITE MOUNTAINS
Estimate
100,000150,000
LOT SOLD. 391,000 USD
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171
Jasper Francis Cropsey
1823-1900
EAGLE CLIFF, WHITE MOUNTAINS
Estimate
100,000150,000
LOT SOLD. 391,000 USD
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Details & Cataloguing

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Jasper Francis Cropsey
1823-1900
EAGLE CLIFF, WHITE MOUNTAINS
signed J.F. Cropsey and dated 1877, l.l.
oil on canvas
12 by 20 1/4 in.
(30.5 by 51.4 cm)
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This painting will be included in the forthcoming catalogue raisonné of the artist's work to be published by the Newington-Cropsey Foundation.

A letter from Dr. Kenneth Maddox will accompany the lot.

Provenance

(possibly) The artist (sold: Schenck Art Gallery, New York, March 22-23, 1877)
Acquired by the present owner's father, circa 1953

Catalogue Note

In a letter about the work, Dr. Kenneth Maddox writes, "Your landscape looks to Eagle Cliff in the distance, with Profile Lake in the foreground at Franconia Notch in the White Mountains.  The foreground on the left side is certainly fabricated by the artist.  The artist has included the distinctive ledge in a number of other paintings which omit the lake and feature a pioneer's cabin (this also would be pure fiction on the artist's part). One example is Eagle Cliff, New Hampshire, 1851, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.  For your painting I think the artist has relied on an 1852 drawing which is in the collection of the Newington-Cropsey Foundation."

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