Lot 42: GEORGE INNESS, American (1825-1894), "A Cloudy Day", oil on canvas, signed and dated "1886" lower center., 25 x 30 inches
October 27, 2016
Milford, CT, USALive Auction
"A Cloudy Day"
oil on canvas, signed and dated "1886" lower center.
25 x 30 inches
Provenance: The artist; Estate of the above; Fifth Avenue Galleries, New York, Executor''s Sale of Paintings by the Late George Inness, N.A., 12-14 February 1895, Lot 132; Joseph H. Spafford, acquired from the above; Mrs. Spafford, by bequest from the above; [With]Leroy Ireland, New York, 1951; Ernest Closuit, Fort Worth, Texas; [With]Meredith Long & Company, Houston, Texas, circa 1960; Private collection.
Exhibitions: New York, American Fine Arts Society, Exhibition of the Paintings Left by the Late George Inness, December 27, 1894, no. 90.
Literature: L. Ireland, "The Works of George Inness: An Illustrated Catalogue Raisonné," Austin, Texas, 1965, p. 336, no. 1324, illustrated; M. Quick, "George Inness: A Catalogue Raisonné," vol. II, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 2007, pp. 282-83, 311, no. 966, illustrated.
Other Notes: Tags: Hudson River School, Tonalist, Tonalism, 19th Century
Condition: Very Good/Good
Restoration: Very Minor
Frame: Superior Quality Reproduction
Remnant varnish visible under UV light.
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