ASHER BROWN DURAND | WOODLAND INTERIOR
ASHER BROWN DURAND | WOODLAND INTERIOR
ASHER BROWN DURAND | WOODLAND INTERIOR
ASHER BROWN DURAND | WOODLAND INTERIOR
ASHER BROWN DURAND | WOODLAND INTERIOR
ASHER BROWN DURAND | WOODLAND INTERIOR
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All That Is Glorious Around Us: Property from an Important American Collector

ASHER BROWN DURAND | WOODLAND INTERIOR

Estimate: 15,000 - 25,000 USD

All That Is Glorious Around Us: Property from an Important American Collector

ASHER BROWN DURAND | WOODLAND INTERIOR

Estimate: 15,000 - 25,000 USD

Lot Sold:30,000USD

Lot Details

Description

All That Is Glorious Around Us: Property from an Important American Collector

ASHER BROWN DURAND

1796 - 1886

WOODLAND INTERIOR


signed with initials ABD (lower left)

oil on canvas

23 ¾ by 17 inches

(60.3 by 43.2 cm)

Painted circa 1855. 

Condition Report

The canvas is lined, the original tacking edges trimmed, and affixed to modern stretchers. There appears to be surface cracking throughout and drying cracks through the trees along the left side of the composition. Under UV: there is inpainting along the extreme outer margin where the edges have been extended; a few small spots of inpaint along the left margin; and pindots of inpaint in the lower right corner.


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Cataloguing

Provenance

Graham Williford, New York

Alexander Gallery, New York

Acquired by the present owner from the above, 1979

Exhibited

University Park, Pennsylvania, Palmer Museum of Art, The Pennsylvania State University, All That Is Glorious Around Us: Paintings from the Hudson River School on Loan from a Friend of the Museum of Art, January-March 1981, no. 21, p. 123, illustrated p. 27

Newark, Delaware, University Gallery, University of Delaware, An Intimate View: Hudson River Landscapes from a Private Collection, April-May 1985

Ithaca, New York, Handwerker Gallery, Ithaca College, The American Landscape, January-February 1995

Annville, Pennsylvania, Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery, Lebanon Valley College, Passages: Images of Transition in 19th-Century American Landscape Painting, August-October 1995

Greensburg, Pennsylvania, Westmoreland Museum of American Art; University Park, Pennsylvania, Palmer Museum of Art, Pennsylvania State University; Worcester, Massachusetts, Worcester Art Museum; New York, The National Academy, All That Is Glorious Around Us: Paintings from the Hudson River School, August 1997-September 1999, pp. 17, 62, illustrated p. 63

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, no. 73, pp. 72, 156, illustrated p. 73

Catalogue Note

Judith Hansen O'Toole wrote about the present work, "In the late 1840s and early 1850s, Durand produced numerous forest interiors resembling this one. He often paired his trees, as here, so that he could more readily compare and contrast their features and the different shades of green in their leaves. He delighted in showing their rough surfaces covered with lichen and moss. Their inherent nobility and grandeur were eloquently conveyed through his artistic mastery. The feeling of being in the wilderness is so realistically conveyed here that the viewer can almost smell the peat moss, the decaying trees, and other odors associated with the forest interior." (Judith Hansen O'Toole, American Scenery: Different Views in Hudson River School Painting, New York, 2005, p. 72)

All That Is Glorious Around Us: Property from an Important American Collector
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