Lot 10
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George Inness 1825 - 1894

300,000 - 500,000 USD
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  • George Inness
  • Landscape (Summer Landscape)
  • signed G. Inness (lower left)
  • oil on canvas
  • 16 3/8 by 24 1/8 inches
  • (41.6 by 61.3 cm)
  • Painted circa 1876-77.


Estate of Governor Oliver Ames, Boston, Massachusetts (sold: American Art Association, New York, January 16, 1919, lot 24, illustrated)
John Levy Galleries, New York (acquired at the above sale)
Arnold Martin, Hartford, Connecticut, by 1974
Vose Galleries, Boston, Massachusetts, 1974
Private Collection, 1975 (acquired from the above)
By descent to the present owner


New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Cleveland, Ohio, The Cleveland Museum of Art; Minneapolis, Minnesota, The Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Los Angeles, California, Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Washington, D.C., National Gallery of Art; Chicago, Illinois, The Art Institute of Chicago, George Inness, April 1985-January 1987, no. 12, pp. 26, 100, illustrated p. 101


"Inness Landscapes Lead Ames Sale," The New York Times, January 17, 1919, p. 13
Leroy Ireland, Works of George Inness: An Illustrated Catalogue Raisonné, Austin, Texas, 1965, no. 332, p. 85, illustrated (as circa 1865)
Michael Quick, George Inness: A Catalogue Raisonné, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 2007, vol. 1, no. 633, p. 541, illustrated; also illustrated pl. 131, p. 535

Catalogue Note

Landscape is based on an earlier compositional study of the Castkills painted in Leeds, New York in either 1866 or 1877. Michael Quick writes of the present work, "This painting's perfect state of preservation allows one to see the delicate, thin paint that creates the extensive foreground detail and gives the final modeling and tints to the middle-ground trees. The color range is full, with yellow and orange added to the middle-ground greens, and with thin orange and blue precisely balanced in the nearer hill. Pink is pulled over blue in the distant hills. Carefully placed black shadows and white accents, together with the warm coloration, give a sense of strong sunlight" (George Inness: A Catalogue Raisonné, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 2007, vol. 1, p. 541).