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Fitz Henry Lane

Bar Island and Mount Desert Mountains from Somes Settlement

Auction Closed

April 20, 12:24 AM GMT


1,000,000 - 1,500,000 USD

Lot Details


Fitz Henry Lane

1804 - 1865

Bar Island and Mount Desert Mountains from Somes Settlement

oil on canvas

20⅛ x 30⅛ in. (51.1 x 76.5 cm.)

Executed in 1850.

The artist

Edward D. Peters, Boston (acquired from the above)

William Y. Peters, Boston (acquired by descent from the above)

Amey Peters Amory Ketchum, Brookline, Massachusetts (acquired by descent from the above)

Hirschl & Adler Galleries, Inc., New York

Wolf Family Collection No. 0567 (acquired from the above on October 21, 1981)

John Wilmerding, "Fitz Hugh Lane's Paintings Down East," Down East, 1966, p. 22, illustrated
John Wilmerding, Fitz Hugh Lane, Gloucester, Massachusetts, 1971, no. 39, pp. 9, 53-55, illustrated
John Wilmerding, Paintings by Fitz Hugh Lane, Washington, D.C., 1988, cat. 50, p. 109, fig. 13, p. 139
Exh. Cat., Gloucester, Massachusetts, Cape Ann Museum, Training the Eye and the Hand: Fitz Hugh Lane and 19th Century Drawing Books, 1993, p. 21
John Wilmerding, The Artist's Mount Desert: American Painters on the Maine Coast, Princeton, New Jersey, 1994, fig. 44, p. 51, illustrated
Elliot Bostwick Davis, "American Drawing Books and their Impact on Fitz Hugh Lane," Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society, 1995part I, p. 88
Thomas R. Moore, "This Magic Moonshine: Fitz Hugh Lane and Nathaniel Hawthorne," American Art XII, 1998, p. 79
Exh. Cat., Washington, D.C., National Gallery of Art, American Masters from Bingham to Eakins: The John Wilmerding Collection, 2004, p. 118
Exh. Cat., Gloucester, Massachusetts, Cape Ann Museum & New York, Spanierman Gallery; Fitz Henry Lane & Mary Blood Mellen: Old Mysteries and New Discoveries, 2007, fig. 18, p. 31, illustrated
Lincoln, Massachusetts, De Cordova Museum & Waterville, Maine, Colby College Art Museum, Fitz Hugh Lane: The First Major Exhibition, 1966, no. 24, illustrated
Rockland, Maine, William A. Farnsworth Library and Art Museum, Fitz Hugh Lane, 1804-1865, 1975, no. 20, pp. 12, 21
Boston, Museum of Fine Arts; Washington, D.C., The Corcoran Gallery of Art; Paris, Grand Palais, A New World: Masterpieces of American Painting, 1983-84, no. 33, pp. 82-83, 235, illustrated
Washington, D.C., National Gallery of Art & Boston, Museum of Fine Arts, Paintings by Fitz Hugh Lane, 1988, no. 50, p. 109, illustrated