RUSSELL SMITH | PENNYPACK
RUSSELL SMITH | PENNYPACK
RUSSELL SMITH | PENNYPACK
RUSSELL SMITH | PENNYPACK
RUSSELL SMITH | PENNYPACK
RUSSELL SMITH | PENNYPACK
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All That Is Glorious Around Us: Property from an Important American Collector

RUSSELL SMITH | PENNYPACK

Estimate: 2,000 - 3,000 USD

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

RUSSELL SMITH | PENNYPACK

Estimate: 2,000 - 3,000 USD

Lot Sold:4,375USD

Lot Details

Description

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

RUSSELL SMITH

1812 - 1896

PENNYPACK


signed with initials R.S. (lower right); also signed again Russell Smith, inscribed with title Pennypack. and dated 1880. (on the reverse prior to lining) 

oil on canvas

12 by 18 ⅛ inches

(30.6 by 46.1 cm)

Condition Report

The canvas is lined and there appear to be frame abrasions along the extreme outer edges. The surface of the work is dirty with cracking throughout. Under UV: the work retains an uneven varnish and there is inpaint to address frame abrasions along the outer edges.


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Cataloguing

Provenance

The artist

Thomas Rothermel, gift from the above, 1883

Mrs. Susan MacDowell Eakins

Mark Lutz, acquired from the above, 1938

Raydon Gallery, New York

Acquired by the present owner from the above, 1974

Exhibited

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. 104, 159, illustrated p. 105

Catalogue Note

The present work depicts Pennypack Park, located just outside of Philadelphia, where the artist Russell Smith lived and frequently painted. The present work was gifted by the artist to Mrs. Susan MacDowell Eakins, the wife of American painter Thomas Eakins, in 1883. 

All That Is Glorious Around Us: Property from an Important American Collector
Online bidding closed21 Jan 2020 | 07:59 PM GMT