All That Is Glorious Around Us: Property from an Important American Collector
ALBERT FITCH BELLOWS
1829 - 1883
DOWN TO THE BROOK
signed A.F. Bellows. and dated indistinctly 1863 (lower left)
oil on canvas
28 by 48 ½ inches
(71.1 by 123.1 cm)
The work is lined, tacked to modern stretchers and the original tacking edges trimmed. There is frame abrasion along all extreme outer edges and surface cracking throughout. Under UV: the work retains an uneven varnish layer; there is inpainting to address frame abrasions along the outer edges, scattered pindots and small dots throughout the sky and scattered spots of inapinting in the lower quadrant of the landscape.
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Alexander Walsh, South Woodstock, Connecticut
Acquired by the present owner from the above, 1983
Lebanon Valley College, Images of Transition, 1995