All That is Glorious Around Us: Property from an Important American Collector
WILLIAM MASON BROWN
1828 - 1898
signed with initials WMB (lower right)
oil on canvas
10 by 14 inches
(25.4 by 35.6 cm)
Painted circa 1850-60.
The canvas is unlined and there is frame abrasion at edges. There is fine surface cracking and the work appears to be slightly dirty. Under UV: the work retains an uneven varnish, there are some dots of inpainting primarily in the trees.
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Acquired by the present owner, by 2005
Greensburg, Pennsylvania, Westmoreland Museum of American Art; New Paltz, New York, Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, State University of New York at New Paltz; University Park, Pennsylvania, Palmer Museum of Art, The Pennsylvania State University; Scranton, Pennsylvania, Everhart Museum; Winchester, Virginia, Museum of the Shenandoah Valley; Reading, Pennsylvania, Reading Public Museum; Austin, Texas, Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, American Scenery: Different Views in Hudson River School Painting, August 2005-May 2012, pp. 122, 136, illustrated p. 123