America Without Reserve: The Wolf Family Collection

America Without Reserve: The Wolf Family Collection

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Worthington Whittredge and Eastman Johnson

Sunday Morning, New England

No reserve

Lot Closed

April 24, 04:27 PM GMT

Estimate

30,000 - 50,000 USD

Lot Details

Description

Worthington Whittredge and Eastman Johnson

Sunday Morning, New England


signed W. Whittredge and figures by E. Johnson (lower left)

oil on canvas

15½ x 23½ in. (39.4 x 59.7 cm.)

Executed circa 1860-70.

George I. Seney, New York

Ortgies' Art Galleries, New York, March 8, 1887, lot 17

Newhouse Galleries, New York

Carriage House Gallery, New York

Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York, October 27, 1978, lot 38 (consigned by the above)

Wolf Family Collection No. 0309 (acquired from the above)

Catalogue of the Collection of George I. Seney, 1891, no. 118, p. 190

In the 1860s, Worthington Whittredge painted at least six interiors with figures. This painting is the product of a unique collaboration between Whittredge and another important 19th century artist, his close friend Eastman Johnson. While Whittredge painted the setting of a New England kitchen, Johnson added the figures: an old man dressed for church and reading from the Bible to his wife.