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George Inness


George Inness

George Inness



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George Inness

1825 - 1894


signed G. Inness and dated 1856 (lower right) 

oil on canvas

20 by 30 in.

50.8 by 76.2 cm.

Executed in 1856.

This work will be included in the forthcoming supplement of the George Inness catalogue raisonné being prepared by Michael Quick.

The following condition report has been provided by Simon Parkes Art Conservation, Inc., an independent restorer who is not an employee of Sotheby's:


This painting is nicely stretched on its period stretcher. The canvas has an old glue lining. The paint layer is clean and stable. The sky is noticeably yellow, and may have darkened slightly over time. A few restorations can be seen under ultraviolet light. One small retouching can be seen in the upper left corner, another small retouching is visible in the lower right corner, and there is a small restoration just above the center of the horizon. Several tiny, carefully-placed lines of retouching can be seen within the large, thinly-painted trees. There are some very small retouches on the very top and bottom edges, which address minor frame abrasion. This painting is in good condition and should be hung as is.


Framed Dimensions: 29 1/4 by 39 in. (74.3 by 99 cm.)

The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colors and shades which are different to the lot's actual color and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation. The condition report is a statement of opinion only. For that reason, the condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.

Mrs. Henry Walters, Baltimore, Maryland

Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, 1 May 1941, lot 1213 (consigned by the above)

F. Delano (purchased at the above sale)

George Gibson Carey and Margaret Elliott Hambleton Carey

George Gibson Carey IV (acquired by descent from the above)

Cowan's Auctions, Cincinnati, Ohio, 11 March 2017, lot 8 (consigned by the above)

Acquired from the above by the present owner

LeRoy Ireland, The Works of George Inness, 1965, Austin, no. 115, p. 29, illustrated