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PROPERTY FROM A MIDWESTERN ESTATE

Winslow Homer
THE CHESTNUT TREE
Estimate
250,000350,000
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83

PROPERTY FROM A MIDWESTERN ESTATE

Winslow Homer
THE CHESTNUT TREE
Estimate
250,000350,000
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Details & Cataloguing

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Winslow Homer
1836 - 1910
THE CHESTNUT TREE
signed Winslow Homer and dated 1878 (lower left)
watercolor, gouache and pencil on paper
14 1/4 by 20 1/2 inches
(36.2 cm by 52.1 cm)
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Provenance

The artist
Sold: Wm. A Butters & Co., Chicago, Illinois, Original Water Color and Charcoal Sketches from Nature by Winslow Homer, N.A., December 10, 1879
Alden Finney Brooks, Chicago, Illinois (acquired at the above sale)
Carol Louise Brooks MacNeil, New York, 1932 (his daughter, the artist, by descent)
Hermon Atkins MacNeil, New York, circa 1944 (her husband, the artist, by descent)
Milch Galleries, New York, 1946
Private collection, circa 1950 (acquired from the above)
R.H. Love Galleries, Inc., Chicago, Illinois
Acquired by the present owner from the above, 1988

Exhibited

(probably) New York, The Century Association, January 11, 1879, no. 52 (as Chestnutting)
(probably) New York, American Water Color Society, Twelfth Annual Exhibition, February-March 1879, no. 54

Literature

Lloyd Goodrich and Abigail Booth Gerdts, Record of Works by Winslow Homer: 1877 to March 1881, vol. III, New York, 2008, no. 742, p. 166, illustrated

Catalogue Note

The present work was formerly in the collection of sculptors Carol Louise Brooks MacNeil and Hermon Atkins MacNeil. Carol MacNeil was associated with the White Rabbits, the group of female sculptors who worked alongside Lorado Taft at The World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893. Her husband, the sculptor Hermon Atkins MacNeil, was known for his Native American subjects as well as his public monuments celebrating American heroes.

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