All That Is Glorious Around Us: Property from an Important American Collector
ALBERT FITCH BELLOWS
1829 - 1883
signed A.F. Bellows and dated 1861 (lower left)
oil on canvas
14 by 11 ⅝ inches
(35.6 by 29.5 cm)
The canvas is lined with wax, tacked to period stretchers and the tacking edges trimmed. The surface of the work is dirty with surface cracking primarily in the lighter colored pigments in the sky. Under UV: there appear to be a few small spots and pindots of inpaint throughout; and inpaint to address frame abrasions along the extreme outer edges.
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(probably) Kenneth Lux Fine Paintings, New York
(probably) Acquired by the present owner from the above, 1978
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. 101, 156, illustrated p. 100