All That Is Glorious Around Us: Property from an Important American Collector
1793 - 1856
DELAWARE WATER GAP
signed T Doughty (lower center)
oil on canvas
18 by 24 ¼ inches
(45.7 by 61.6 cm)
The work is lined, tacked to modern stretchers and the extreme outer edges covered in brown tape. There appear to be frame abrasions along the extreme outer edges of the board. Under UV: the outer edges of the work have been inpainted, most noticeably along the right and left edges corresponding to frame abrasion; a few small additional spots of inpaint in the body of the work including a 1-inch vertical line of inpaint in the sky at center and a small repaired puncture at center left. The work appears to retain a varnish layer in select areas which can be seen under UV light, particularly on top of the signature at lower center.
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Gertrude Stein Gallery, New York
Acquired by the present owner from the above, 1973
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. 19, pp. 66, 123, illustrated p. 67
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Susquehanna Art Museum, Landscape Duets: Contrasts and Comparisons in Hudson River School Paintings, July-August 1995