Lot 37
  • 37

George Inness 1825-1894

Estimate
250,000 - 350,000 USD
Sold
338,500 USD
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Description

  • George Inness
  • Midsummer

  • signed G. Inness and dated 1892, l.c.
  • oil on canvas

Provenance

Richard H. Halsted, New York (sold: American Art Galleries, January 9, 1895, no. 12)
Alfred T. White, Boston, Massachusetts (acquired at the above sale)
Kennedy Galleries, New York
Acquired from the above, 1968

Exhibited

New York, Art House at Fifth Avenue Art Galleries, Catalogue of American Oil Paintings and Water Colors Loaned and For Sale; First Annual Summer Exhibition, June 1893, no. 63

Literature

The World, June 18, 1893
Elliot Daingerfield, Fifty Paintings by George Inness, New York, 1913, illustrated pl. 29
Leroy Ireland, Works of George Inness: An Illustrated Catalogue Raisonné, Austin, Texas, 1965, no. 1401, p. 361, illustrated
The Kennedy Quarterly, no. 4, December 1967, p. 261

Catalogue Note

Michael Quick writes: "Painted with the soft forms of some of his great paintings of 1891-92, this is a fully finished landscape of the quality sought by its first owner, Richard H. Halsted, who appears to have had access to Inness's best works of those years.  The strong geometry found in the compositions of that period gives strength and order to Inness's very delicate painting of foliage and other half-dissolved forms.  Midsummer relates to a number of late paintings that have trees partially screening a lighted distance, a motif that Inness varied to create paintings with different moods."
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