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Painter, b. 1825 - d. 1894

Artist George Inness (b.1825) was a renowned American landscape painter, working largely in oils on canvas. He combined artistic sensibility with a designer's calculation, studying at the National Academy of Design and admiring the work of Hudson River School artists. George Inness' paintings also progressed from an early Barbizon style of depicting nature as it actually existed to a more Tonalist, symbolic rendering of nature based on the philosophy of Swedenborg.

As an artist, George Inness painted panoramic landscapes whose composition is precise and the color is rich. George Inness' prints of landscapes, particularly giclee on canvas, are highly desired as focal points or accents for interior design.

Original George Inness landscapes hang in prestigious museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and are highly prized by collectors, as are other landscapes in the manner of Inness. Find other sought-after landscape paintings offered online at Invaluable.

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        • Attr. to George Inness, Winding Road Landscape
          Jan. 30, 2024

          Attr. to George Inness, Winding Road Landscape

          Est: $200 - $400

          Attributed to George Inness (American, 1825-1894), oil on canvas depicting a winding road, meandering through a forest, signed "G. Inness" l.r., 7 1/2" x 10 1/4" canvas, 12 1/4" x 14 1/4" framed.

          Old Kinderhook Auction Company
        • GEORGE INNESS LANDSCAPE PAINTING
          Jan. 28, 2024

          GEORGE INNESS LANDSCAPE PAINTING

          Est: $3,000 - $5,000

          19th century oil painting on canvas of a summer landscape with figures signed G. INNESS. 12 x 18, framed 22 x 28 in. Has some scattered restoration. (George Inness 1825 - 1894 was active/lived in New York, Massachusetts and Scotland.)

          Americana Auctions
        • George Inness O/C Landscape with a Large Tree, c. 1856
          Jan. 27, 2024

          George Inness O/C Landscape with a Large Tree, c. 1856

          Est: $24,000 - $26,000

          George Inness (New York/Massachusetts/Scotland, 1825-1894) oil on canvas painting, laid to board, depicting a rural landscape with a dirt road leading toward a large tree at right. Set beneath a pale blue sky with clouds gathering along the horizon. Signed "G. Inness," lower left, and initialed lower right. With red-bordered inventory label of the George Inness estate and Hammer Galleries, New York label en verso. Housed in a Louis XIV-style gilt and molded frame. Canvas: 13 3/4" H x 19 1/2" W. Frame: 18 1/2" H x 24" W. Note: A letter of authenticity from Michael Quick, a foremost authority on the works of George Inness, accompanies this lot. This painting will also be included in the upcoming supplement to Quick’s catalog raisonne of the work of George Inness. Quick states that this painting is a “field study” upon which Inness based his 1856 landscape “Spring” (Ref.: Ireland 115, also to be included in the upcoming supplement to Quick’s 2007 catalog raisonne). Only one other painted field study from the 1850s is known.

          Case Antiques, Inc. Auctions & Appraisals
        • GEORGE INNESS (ATTRIB) PAINTING CATTLE WATERING
          Jan. 21, 2024

          GEORGE INNESS (ATTRIB) PAINTING CATTLE WATERING

          Est: $500 - $800

          Framed oil on canvas board painting, Cattle Watering by a Stream at Sunset, attributed by consignor to George Inness (American, 1825-1894), discolored varnish, craquelure, number 115 visible in upper right corner under UV light, sight: approx 8.5"h, 11"w, overall: 14"h, 16.5"w, 3lbs

          Austin Auction Gallery
        • Landscape with Sheep
          Jan. 19, 2024

          Landscape with Sheep

          Est: $20,000 - $30,000

          George Inness 1825 - 1894 Landscape with Sheep signed G. Inness and dated 1858 (lower left) oil on canvas 12 ⅜ by 16 ¼ in. 31.4 by 41.3 cm. Executed in 1858.

          Sotheby's
        • A Summer Morning
          Jan. 19, 2024

          A Summer Morning

          Est: $200,000 - $300,000

          Property from the Brooklyn Museum, Sold to Support Museum Collections George Inness 1825 -1894 A Summer Morning signed G. Inness and dated 1882-3 (lower left) oil on canvas 48 ⅝ by 72 ⅛ in. 122.9 by 182.9 cm. Executed in 1882-83.

          Sotheby's
        • GEORGE INNESS, JR., American 1853-1926, Bathers, oil on panel, 13 1/2 x 18 in. (34.3 x 45.7 cm.), Frame: 20 1/2 x 2 1/4 x 24 3/4 in. (52.1 x 5.7 x 62.9 cm.)
          Jan. 18, 2024

          GEORGE INNESS, JR., American 1853-1926, Bathers, oil on panel, 13 1/2 x 18 in. (34.3 x 45.7 cm.), Frame: 20 1/2 x 2 1/4 x 24 3/4 in. (52.1 x 5.7 x 62.9 cm.)

          Est: $1,000 - $1,500

          GEORGE INNESS, JR. American, 1853-1926 Bathers oil on panel signed lower left "Inness Jr"

          Shannon's
        • GEORGE INNESS (1825-1894) - Campfire at Sunset
          Jan. 18, 2024

          GEORGE INNESS (1825-1894) - Campfire at Sunset

          Est: $40,000 - $60,000

          GEORGE INNESS (1825-1894) Campfire at Sunset oil on canvas 18 x 30 in. (45.7 x 76.2 cm.)

          Christie's
        • George Innes (American 1825 - 1894), "Landscape - House", 1872, Charcoal and colored pencil on paper, Signed lower left G Inness '72, 8" x 10", Provenance: Bernard Danenberg Galleries Inc., New York,, Catalogue raison...
          Jan. 01, 2024

          George Innes (American 1825 - 1894), "Landscape - House", 1872, Charcoal and colored pencil on paper, Signed lower left G Inness '72, 8" x 10", Provenance: Bernard Danenberg Galleries Inc., New York,, Catalogue raison...

          Est: $1,000 - $3,000

          George Innes (American 1825 - 1894) "Landscape - House", 1872 Charcoal and colored pencil on paper Signed lower left G Inness '72 8" x 10" Provenance: Bernard Danenberg Galleries Inc., New York, Catalogue raisonne by Leroy Ireland, 1969, with copy of handwritten provenance on verso Condition: overall good condition, some yellowing to paper

          Nadeau's Auction Gallery
        • Att. to George Inness (1825-1894) Oil on Canvas
          Dec. 17, 2023

          Att. to George Inness (1825-1894) Oil on Canvas

          Est: $1,000 - $2,000

          A landscape at dusk, signed at the lower right.  Dimensions: 7" x 9", the frame 12" x 14".  Provenance: Property from a Philadelphia Main Line Estate.

          Locati LLC
        • George Inness (American, 1825-1894) - Golden Glow
          Dec. 03, 2023

          George Inness (American, 1825-1894) - Golden Glow

          Est: $30,000 - $50,000

          George Inness (American, 1825-1894) - Golden Glow Signed and dated ‘Geo. Inness 1862’ bottom left, oil on canvas 22 ¼ x 30 in. (56.5 x 76.2cm) Provenance Clarence W. Seamans, Ilion, New York. By descent to Dorothy (Seamans) Self. By descent to Jean Self Toates, Greenwich, Connecticut. By descent in the family. Private Collection, Pennsylvania. Lot Essay The present lot is accompanied by a letter from Michael Quick dated November 11, 2023 that confirms the work's authenticity. Golden Glow will be included in the online supplement to the catalogue raisonné of the works of George Inness, published in 2007. We wish to thank Mr. Quick for his kind assistance. In the 1860s, subsequent to travels through Rome, Florence, and Paris, Inness underwent a transformative phase in his career. Increasingly influenced by philosophical and spiritual currents—and particularly the teachings of Swedish scientist and mystic, Emanuel Swedenborg—Inness's paintings from the period reflect a profound shift towards a more introspective, contemplative approach to the landscape. Works like Golden Glow, executed in 1862, signal a departure from the broad panoramas of the Hudson River School; in their nuanced exploration of the natural world they recall the painterly canvases of Titian and the landscapes of the Barbizon School, both of which he encountered (and admired) while abroad. In the present lot, Inness employs a brooding palette that, according to Inness scholar Michael Quick likely “represents the dimness at the break of dawn.” The ethereal, riverside landscape dissolves in an atmospheric haze—and a mere suggestion of reality. Capturing the quiet beauty of nature while conveying a heightened sense of spiritual and emotional depth, Golden Glow heralds a pivotal moment in Inness's career and in the evolution of nineteenth-century American landscape painting.

          Freeman's
        • George Inness (1825 - 1894) Boy in Summer Land
          Nov. 29, 2023

          George Inness (1825 - 1894) Boy in Summer Land

          Est: $12,000 - $15,000

          George Inness (New York, Massachusetts / Scotland, 1825 - 1894) Boy in Summer Land Oil on Canvas. Signed lower left. Old wax seal verso on stretcher. Sight Size: 16.5 x 14.75 in. Overall Framed Size: 22 x 20 in.

          Helmuth Stone
        • GEORGE INNESS (NY/MA/SCOTLAND, (1825-1894)
          Nov. 11, 2023

          GEORGE INNESS (NY/MA/SCOTLAND, (1825-1894)

          Est: $20,000 - $30,000

          Sunset over a Piney Riverbank, oil on canvas, signed lower right and dated 1857, in later matched corner gilt cove frame, OS: 21" x 27", SS: 15 1/2" x 21 1/2", overall craquelure. Property of a New York & Edinburgh physician, Private collection, Maine, by descent from the above.

          Thomaston Place Auction Galleries
        • George Inness
          Nov. 08, 2023

          George Inness

          Est: $25,000 - $50,000

          George Inness American 1825-1894 Near Hastings, 1878-83 Signed G. Inness (ll) Oil on canvas 20 1/8 x 16 1/8 inches Provenance: Sotheby Parke Bernet, May 23, 1974, lot 36 Private collection, 1974-1990 Sotheby's, New York, May 24, 1990, lot 46 With Borghi and Co., New York by 1991-92 Paul and Leslie Ridley-Tree, 1992 Anderson Galleries, Beverly Hills, 1999 R. H. Love Galleries, Chicago Private Collection, New York Exhibited: Chicago, Moulton and Ricketts Galleries, ca. 1914 Elkhart, IN, Midwest Museum of American Art, Panorama of American Art, 1979 New York, Borghi and Co. George Inness: The Spiritual Landscape, 1991, cat. p. 30, illus. p. 31 Literature: James William Pattison, "Important Pictures Recently Seen in Chicago", Fine Arts Journal 30, no. 1, Jan. 1914, p. 10, illus. LeRoy Ireland, Works of George Inness, Austin, TX and London, 1965, no. 1099, p. 273, illus. p. 272 Arts and Antiques 8, no. 7, Sept. 1991, p. 8 (Illus. announcement for the exhibition at Borghi and Co. listed above) Michael Quick, George Inness: A Catalogue Raisonné, Volume I, 1841-1879, 2007, New Brunswick, NJ and London, pp. 587-88, no. 697, illus. (Framed: 31 x 27 inches) It appears that the work underwent conservation on at least two different occasions, as one can see scattered inpainting that is clearly of a different age when viewed under UV light. These spots of inpainting are carefully applied and focused along the edges and in the upper center of the work where there may be a repaired 1 1/2-inch tear that runs vertically just to the left of the distant ship. The work has been relined.

          Doyle New York
        • GEORGE INNESS, (American, 1825-1894), Dawn, 1888, oil on canvas, 21 3/4 x 36 in., frame: 29 1/2 x 43 1/2 in.
          Oct. 28, 2023

          GEORGE INNESS, (American, 1825-1894), Dawn, 1888, oil on canvas, 21 3/4 x 36 in., frame: 29 1/2 x 43 1/2 in.

          Est: $30,000 - $50,000

          GEORGE INNESS (American, 1825-1894) Dawn 1888, oil on canvas signed and dated G. Inness 1888 lower right

          Grogan & Company
        • GEORGE INNESS, American 1825-1894, Autumn Trees, ca. 1879-1880, oil on canvas laid on board, 10 1/4 x 8 1/2 inches (26 x 21.6 cm.), Frame: 19 x 2 1/2 x 17 1/4 in. (48.3 x 6.4 x 43.8 cm.)
          Oct. 26, 2023

          GEORGE INNESS, American 1825-1894, Autumn Trees, ca. 1879-1880, oil on canvas laid on board, 10 1/4 x 8 1/2 inches (26 x 21.6 cm.), Frame: 19 x 2 1/2 x 17 1/4 in. (48.3 x 6.4 x 43.8 cm.)

          Est: $6,000 - $8,000

          GEORGE INNESS American, 1825-1894 Autumn Trees, ca. 1879-1880 oil on canvas laid on board signed lower left "G. Inness"

          Shannon's
        • George Inness (American, 1825-1894) Viaduct at Laricha, Italy, c. 1872-74
          Oct. 26, 2023

          George Inness (American, 1825-1894) Viaduct at Laricha, Italy, c. 1872-74

          Est: $50,000 - $70,000

          George Inness (American, 1825-1894) Viaduct at Laricha, Italy, c. 1872-74 oil on canvas signed G. Inness (lower right) 18 x 26 inches. The Collection of Philip and Judith Sieg, Bellefonte, Pennsylvania Provenance: The Artist's Estate Sold: Fifth Avenue Art Galleries, New York, George Inness executor's sale, February 12 - 14, 1895, Lot 62 (dated to 1872) George E. Tewksbury, acquired at the above sale Sold: Fifth Avenue Auction Rooms, New York, Tewksbury and Purton sale, January 17 - 19, 1900, Lot 211 Senator Frederick S. Gibbs, New York, by 1902 Sold: American Art Association, New York, Gibbs sale, February 24 - 26, 1904, Lot 178 S. Chait, England, acquired at the above sale, until 1976 Davis & Long, New York Acquired from the above by the present owners, 1977 Exhibited: New York, American Fine Arts Society, Exhibition of the Paintings Left by the Late George Inness, December 27, 1894, no. 120 Literature: Montezuma, "My Notebook: The Inness Paintings," The Art Amateur, vol. 32, no. 3, February 1895, p. 77 Brush and Pencil, vol. 9, no. 4, January 1902, p. 199, illus. LeRoy Ireland and Robert G. McIntyre, The Works of George Inness; an illustrated catalogue, Austin, Texas, 1965, no. 570, pp. 137-138, illus. Theodore E. Stebbins, The Lure of Italy: American Artists and the Italian Experience, 1760-1914, 1992, p. 314, n. 5 Michael Quick, George Inness: a catalogue raisonne, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 2006, vol. 1, no. 413, p. 392, illus. Lot note: In the 1895 review of the George Inness retrospective at the Fine Arts Building in New York, Montezuma of The Art Amateur described Viaduct at Laricha, Italy as, "a view from a rocky height in shadow over a broad valley and distant hills, all in sunlight. The foreground rises boldly to the right, with trees and buildings; in front it is dotted with figures. It is rather thinly painted, but with decision. The tones are all grayish, but with no lack of color…He [Inness] had a lively imagination and was fond of experimenting…in which these qualities make themselves more or less apparent in efforts to render the glow of sunset, the mystery of moonlight, startling bursts of light through dark clouds, violent contrasts of color." This experimentation came as a result of the artistic and spiritual influences that shaped Inness early in his career. He came of age during the height of the Hudson River School, a group comprised of artists that viewed nature as a manifestation of the divine and strove to represent it as faithfully as possible. He also gained most of his knowledge of compositional structure by studying landscapes of the old masters, especially Claude Lorrain and Salvator Rosa, while working first at the engraving company Sherman & Smith and then at N. Currier (later Currier & Ives). However, Inness distinguished himself by applying the tenets of Swedenborgian religion to his art, which stresses the oneness of man, nature, and the universe. As a result, he became the leading American artist-philosopher of his generation. In 1851, Inness followed the path of earlier American landscape painters and made his first trip to Italy. From this and a subsequent trip from 1870 to 1874, the artist produced many of his most memorable and renowned paintings. As noted by the nineteenth century art historian, Henry T. Tuckerman: "A visit to Italy is perhaps more of an epoch in the life of an American artist than in that of any other. The contrast between the new and old civilization, the diversity in modes of life, and especially the kindling associations which the enchantment of distance and long anticipation occasion, makes his sojourn there an episode in life." (quoted in Theodore Stebbins, The Lure of Italy, American Artists and the Italian Experience, 1760-1914, New York, 1992, p. 19) Executed during Inness's second trip to Italy, the present work depicts the recently erected viaduct between Albano and Ariccia, looking toward Ariccia, southeast of Rome on the Alban Hills. Built between 1847 and 1854 on the order of Pope Pius IX and planned by the architect Ireneo Aleandri, at 312 meters long and 59 meters high, the structure is considered one of the most important engineering works of the nineteenth century. In contrast to his American predecessors, Inness was more willing to pursue Italian subjects less familiar to an educated public, such as the viaduct. Theodore Stebbins writes that the artist "was one of the first to go far afield, painting both traditional subjects such as Albano and Nebi, but also depicting anonymous Umbrian hillsides and bridges near Perugia." (ibid., p. 57) The dramatically foreshortened perspective of the viaduct as it cuts through the Alban Hills attests to the strong compositional geometry that Inness developed during his second Italian sojourn. At the same time, a luminosity emanates from the sky and bathes the surrounding landscape and the striking architectural structure. It is a scene that is both literal and imaginary, building on the traditions of early academic painting in America, but uniquely expressive, offering the viewer a gateway to the artist's theological beliefs. Viaduct at Laricha, Italy reveals Inness' individualistic, expressive style and commitment to the visual representation of Swedenborgian principles, which reinvented the landscape genre and ushered in a new era of American art.

          Hindman
        • George Inness The Lackawanna Valley Glicee on Board
          Oct. 07, 2023

          George Inness The Lackawanna Valley Glicee on Board

          Est: $30 - $300

          Informational pages attached to back, Frame measures 28 x 39 3/4 inches, Board measures 25 x 36 1/2 inches.

          Matthew Bullock Auctioneers
        • GEORGE INNESS (1825-1894) LANDSCAPE PAINTING
          Sep. 30, 2023

          GEORGE INNESS (1825-1894) LANDSCAPE PAINTING

          Est: $6,000 - $10,000

          George Inness (American 1825-1894) "Landscape in Autumn with Cows" Oil on Canvas. Wonderful example of class Inness works. Beautiful use of colors and lighting. Landscape with Fall foliage with several cows in the scene. Signed by the Artist in lower right. Painting was recently found in a Cleveland, Ohio estate. Would benefit from a professional cleaning. 24"x16"

          Milestone Auctions
        • GEORGE INNESS MEDFIELD TWILIGHT OIL PAINTING
          Sep. 24, 2023

          GEORGE INNESS MEDFIELD TWILIGHT OIL PAINTING

          Est: $4,000 - $6,000

          Consigned directly from a descendant of a Medfield Mass estate. Listed American artist. (1825-1894). Oil on canvas. Framed. Signed lower Inness 1860. Very Important label on back George Inness N A"Twilight" Collection Whitman W. Kenyon. Kenyon Sale. Anderson Galleries 1926 #29 Leroy Ireland George Inness. Page 48 #196. Please do not touch. Image 10 inches x 8 inches. Gold gilt frame. Frame 14 1/2 inches x 12 1/2 inches x 2 inches deep.Shipping 3 pounds. Black lighted shows just one small in-painting in tree. About 3/16. All visible in photos. Not relined. NOTE: The labels on the back of the stretcher have listed incorrect catalog numbers for this paintng.which can cause confusion. The painting came directly from a Medfield, Massachusetts estate and we have not removed the labels.

          White's Auctions
        • GEORGE INNESS Twilight Landscape in the Catskills.
          Sep. 21, 2023

          GEORGE INNESS Twilight Landscape in the Catskills.

          Est: $3,000 - $5,000

          GEORGE INNESS Twilight Landscape in the Catskills. Oil on wood panel. 11x154 mm; 4x6 1/8 inches. Signed in oil, lower left recto. Provenance: Sotheby's, New York, 1965; sold Stair Galleries, Hudson, New York, September 21, 2002, lot 260 (as Landscape with Trees) to the current owner, private collection, New York. Exhibited: "George Inness-Paintings," Cedar Grove, Thomas Cole National Historic Site, Catskill, New York, May 1-October 30, 2005, number 8, with the label.

          Swann Auction Galleries
        • George Inness Sunset Painting c1880s
          Sep. 17, 2023

          George Inness Sunset Painting c1880s

          Est: $12,000 - $15,000

          George Inness (1825-1894) Sunset Painting c1880s.  Oil painting on canvas.  Signed.  Professionally relined and conserved.  Excellent condition.  Tim Holton hand-carved oak frame.  12"h x 18"w.  Frame 17.75"h x 23.75". Spend $7500 or more at our two day auction and all of your SHIPPING IS FREE within the lower 48 states. SHIPPING We box and ship ourselves, to keep shipping costs low. We do not use a packaging service, unless the customer prefers us to use them. We can ship either USPS or Fed Ex Ground. We deliver most larger pieces ourselves on the west coast and we make a loop around the US within approximately 60 days after the auction. No matter where you live in the lower 48 states, we look forward to personally meeting you and delivering larger pieces directly to your house. Most larger pieces can be hand delivered for $500-$600 almost anywhere in the lower 48 states. For estimated shipping times of larger pieces, please call or email us before you bid.

          California Historical Design, Inc
        • George Inness
          Sep. 16, 2023

          George Inness

          Est: $100,000 - $150,000

          (American, 1824-1894) Homeward Bound, painted circa 1864-65, signed lower right "Geo Inness 1865", oil on canvas, 26 x 36-1/2 in.; fine period carved gilt wood and composition frame, 37-1/2 x 47-1/2 in. Literature: Ireland Leroy, Donald B Goodall and Robert G McIntyre. 1965. The Works of George Inness : An Illustrated Catalogue Raisonné. Austin: University of Texas Press, p. 70, #276, ill,; The Magazine Antiques, vol. 160, no. 1, July 2001, p. 41, color reproduction advertisement by M.S. Rau; Quick Michael. 2007. George Inness : A Catalogue Raisonné. New Brunswick N.J: Rutgers University Press, volume I, p. 240, #288., ill. Exhibited: Medfield, Massachusetts, Medfield Public Library, 1986 Provenance: Private Collection, New York; Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, NY, May 16, 1951 lot 22; Bokmir Kryll, Chicago, Illinois; Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, NY, January 28-29, 1970, lot 123; Coe Kerr Gallery, New York, NY (label verso); Don Purdy, Wilton, Connecticut; Michael N. Altman, New York, NY; Private Collection, Arizona; M.S. Rau, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2001; Collection of Brent and Kimberly Brown, 2002; Hawthorne Fine Art, Irvington, New York (label verso). This lot is accompanied by a copy of an appraisal from Hawthorne Fine Art.; Private Collection, Florida

          Brunk Auctions
        • GEORGE INNESS (NY/MA/SCOTLAND, 1825-1894)
          Aug. 26, 2023

          GEORGE INNESS (NY/MA/SCOTLAND, 1825-1894)

          Est: $10,000 - $15,000

          New Jersey Landscape with Woman Standing Under Tree in Wetlands at Sunset, oil on canvas, signed lower right, in vintage gold gesso frame, OS: 28 1/2" x 33 1/2", SS: 21 1/2" x 26 1/2", cleaned and relined.

          Thomaston Place Auction Galleries
        • GEORGE INNESS (NY/MA/SCOTLAND, 1825-1894)
          Aug. 26, 2023

          GEORGE INNESS (NY/MA/SCOTLAND, 1825-1894)

          Est: $40,000 - $60,000

          "Banks of Tin Brook", signed lower left and dated 1854, depicting the brook winding towards the town of Walden, Orange County, NY, where it flows into the Wallkill River at the foot of the Shawangunk Ridge. In replica gilt gesso frame, OS: 26" x 37 1/2", SS: 17 1/2" x 29", cleaned and relined. Includes an original copy of the Catalog of the Thirtieth Annual Exhibition of the National Academy of Design, 1855; in which this painting is listed as no. 56 on page 19.

          Thomaston Place Auction Galleries
        • George Inness printed landscape
          Aug. 17, 2023

          George Inness printed landscape

          Est: $80 - $120

          George Inness printed landscape, The Lackawanna Valley, frame - 34 1/2" x 48 1/4". NO in-house shipping for this lot.

          Pook & Pook Inc.
        • GEORGE INNESS (New York/Massachusetts/Scotland, 1825-1894), Fall landscape., Oil on canvas, 17" x 14". Framed 21" x 18".
          Jul. 28, 2023

          GEORGE INNESS (New York/Massachusetts/Scotland, 1825-1894), Fall landscape., Oil on canvas, 17" x 14". Framed 21" x 18".

          Est: $12,000 - $18,000

          GEORGE INNESS New York/Massachusetts/Scotland, 1825-1894 Fall landscape. Signed and dated lower left "G. Inness 1878". Turner Art Gallery label verso.

          Eldred's
        • TONALIST PAINTING SIGNED GEO. INNESS
          Jun. 20, 2023

          TONALIST PAINTING SIGNED GEO. INNESS

          Est: $1,500 - $2,500

          Tonalist Landscape Painting in the manner of George Inness, American, 1825-1894, signed and dated, Geo Inness 1887

          Litchfield Auctions
        • George Inness, Hillside Village
          Jun. 13, 2023

          George Inness, Hillside Village

          Est: $800 - $1,200

          Attributed to George Inness (American, 1825-1894), oil on canvas depicting a village nestled in the hills, signed l.l., 16" x 20" canvas, 20" x 24" framed.

          Old Kinderhook Auction Company
        • George Inness (American, 1825–1894) Late Summer, Hastings
          Jun. 04, 2023

          George Inness (American, 1825–1894) Late Summer, Hastings

          Est: $12,000 - $18,000

          George Inness (American, 1825–1894) Late Summer, Hastings Signed 'G. Inness' bottom center right, oil on canvas laid down to cradled Masonite 16 1/2 x 24 1/4 in. (41.9 x 61.6cm) Housed in a R.C. Vose frame. Provenance The Artist. The Estate of the Artist. George Inness Executor's Sale, Fifth Avenue Art Galleries, New York, New York, sale of February 12-14, 1895, lot 31. Acquired directly from the above sale. Collection of Dudley L. and Ellen Pickman. By descent in the Pickman family through Martha Pickman Baltzell. Private Collection, Pennsylvania. Exhibited "Exhibition of the Paintings Left by the Late George Inness," American Fine Arts Society, New York, New York, December 27, 1894, no. 141. Literature LeRoy Ireland, Works of George Inness: An Illustrated Catalogue Raisonné, University of Texas Press, Austin, 1965, p. 69, no. 270 (listed, not illustrated). Michael Quick, George Inness: A Catalogue Raisonné, Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick, New Jersey and London, Vol. I, pp. 586, no. 694 (illustrated).

          Freeman's | Hindman
        • George Inness (1825-1894) Twilight 30 x 45 1/8 in. (76.2 x 114.6 cm.) (Painted circa 1889-93.)
          May. 25, 2023

          George Inness (1825-1894) Twilight 30 x 45 1/8 in. (76.2 x 114.6 cm.) (Painted circa 1889-93.)

          Est: $50,000 - $70,000

          George Inness (1825-1894) Twilight signed 'G. Inness' (lower left) oil on canvas 30 x 45 1/8 in. (76.2 x 114.6 cm.) Painted circa 1889-93.

          Bonhams
        • George Inness (American, 1825-1894) A Misty Morning 15 x 26 in. framed 26 1/4 x 37 1/2 x 3 in.
          May. 24, 2023

          George Inness (American, 1825-1894) A Misty Morning 15 x 26 in. framed 26 1/4 x 37 1/2 x 3 in.

          Est: $5,000 - $7,000

          George Inness (American, 1825-1894) A Misty Morning circa 1856-57 unsigned oil on canvas 15 x 26 in. framed 26 1/4 x 37 1/2 x 3 in.

          Bonhams
        • George Inness (American, 1825-1894), Landscape
          May. 20, 2023

          George Inness (American, 1825-1894), Landscape

          Est: $1,200 - $1,500

          George Inness (American, 1825-1894) Landscape oil on canvas signed "Geo. Inness" (lower left) 14 1/3 x 23 1/4 inches (sight) 29 x 33 inches (frame)

          Fontaine's Auction Gallery
        • GEORGE INNESS (AMERICAN, 1825-1984) LANDSCAPE OIL
          Apr. 01, 2023

          GEORGE INNESS (AMERICAN, 1825-1984) LANDSCAPE OIL

          Est: $10,000 - $15,000

          GEORGE INNESS (AMERICAN, 1825-1984) LANDSCAPE OIL ON BOARD SIGNED & DATED LOWER LEFT 15"x19.5" TOTAL FRAMED 9.5"x14" CANVAS EF

          Joshua Kodner
        • George Inness
          Mar. 25, 2023

          George Inness

          Est: $60,000 - $80,000

          (American, 1825-1894) Durham Connecticut, 1879, signed and dated lower left "G. Inness 1879", Memorial Exhibition label stretcher verso, oil on canvas, 18 x 26 in.; original carved gilt wood frame liner, , 24 x 32-1/4 in. Note: Exhibited: George Inness Memorial Exhibition, December 1894, catalog #128. This lot is accompanied by a letter from the Inness Catalog Raisonne Director Michael Quick, dated 2009, discussing the painting and its inclusion in the Inness Catalog Raisonne supplement. In Mr. Quick's words, "...the softness of the foliage may be an attempt to suggest the feathery young leaves of early spring. ..Using both lines of black or deep brown paint and lines of white or pink, Inness created the active, staccato pattern that gives Durham, Connecticut its lively, almost excited quality." Provenance: Inness Estate Executor's Sale February 1895; Mr. M.F. Shephard; Victor Spark, New York, NY; From the Collection of Alice Osofsky

          Brunk Auctions
        • George Inness "Sun's Last Gleam" Tonalist Painting
          Mar. 21, 2023

          George Inness "Sun's Last Gleam" Tonalist Painting

          Est: $30,000 - $50,000

          George Inness (American, 1825-1894). Oil on canvas tonalist painting titled "The Sun's Last Gleam," now titled "Beach Trees," depicting a grove of young trees with a larger tree rising amongst them, ca. 1894. Signed "Geo. Inness" along the lower left. Special thanks to Michael Quick for his assistance in researching this lovely painting. Literature: Michael Quick, "George Inness: A Catalogue Raisonne, Volume Two, 1880-1894," Wilsted & Taylor Publishing Services: Oakland, 2007, page 442, catalog entry 1151. Ireland, "Works of George Inness," 1965, no. 1530, pages 403-404. Exhibition: Chicago, Young's Art Galleries, "Catalog of a Loan Collection of Paintings by Americans at the Opening Exhibition," 1916, no. 1, as "The Sun's Last Gleam," p. 49, lent by Mr. T.W. Lewis. Lot Essay: Artist George Inness was a renowned American landscape painter, working largely in oils on canvas. He combined artistic sensibility with a designer's calculation, studying at the National Academy of Design and admiring the work of Hudson River School artists. George Inness' paintings also progressed from an early Barbizon style of depicting nature as it actually existed to a more Tonalist, symbolic rendering of nature based on the philosophy of Swedenborg. As an artist, George Inness painted panoramic landscapes whose composition is precise and the color is rich. George Inness' prints of landscapes, particularly giclee on canvas, are highly desired as focal points or accents for interior design. Original George Inness landscapes hang in prestigious museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and are highly prized by collectors, as are other landscapes in the manner of Inness. The artwork presented here is characteristic of his late works that came from the Hartley family's possession during 1910-1920. The motif of an older tree surrounded by younger trees is familiar and recurs throughout Inness' life. The setting sun largely ignores the younger trees but bathes the largest in a golden-orange light.

          Revere Auctions
        • After George Inness (American 1825-1894): Figures in an Autumn Landscape
          Mar. 05, 2023

          After George Inness (American 1825-1894): Figures in an Autumn Landscape

          Est: $6,000 - $8,000

          oil on canvas; signed lower right

          Abell Auction
        • Attr to George Inness, Autumn Landscape
          Mar. 05, 2023

          Attr to George Inness, Autumn Landscape

          Est: $800 - $1,500

          Attributed to George Inness (American, 1825-1894), autumn landscape, oil on canvas, signed L/L, 18 1/4" x 24", framed 25" x 31". With book on Inness landscapes. Provenance: Bedford, Massachusetts collection.

          Kaminski Auctions
        • George Inness NA, (1825-1894), "A Summer Landscape," c. 1880, Oil on canvas, 12" H x 16" W
          Feb. 28, 2023

          George Inness NA, (1825-1894), "A Summer Landscape," c. 1880, Oil on canvas, 12" H x 16" W

          Est: $10,000 - $15,000

          George Inness NA (1825-1894) "A Summer Landscape," c. 1880 Oil on canvas Signed lower left: G. Inness; titled verso; titled secondarily on letter of authenticity

          John Moran Auctioneers
        • GEORGE INNESS (1825-1894) Landscape with Sheep (Oncoming Shower) oil on can
          Jan. 19, 2023

          GEORGE INNESS (1825-1894) Landscape with Sheep (Oncoming Shower) oil on can

          Est: $40,000 - $60,000

          GEORGE INNESS (1825-1894) Landscape with Sheep (Oncoming Shower) oil on canvas 20 x 30 in. (50.8 x 76.2 cm.)

          Christie's
        • George Inness (American, 1825-1894), "Along Jersey Shore"
          Dec. 03, 2022

          George Inness (American, 1825-1894), "Along Jersey Shore"

          Est: $180,000 - $250,000

          George Inness (American, 1825-1894) "Along Jersey Shore", 1891 oil on canvas signed lower right, verso stretcher with a label, hand-inscribed with artist name, title, inventory #10209 and date of work, and two gallery labels, including "Meredith Long & Company, Houston, Texas" and "Adelson Galleries, New York, New York". Framed. 20" x 30", framed 30" x 39" Provenance: Mrs. Jonathan Scott Hartley, the daughter of the artist, New York, New York; George H. Ainslie Galleries, New York, New York; Mrs. Henry K. Wick, Youngstown, Ohio; Pascal M. Gatterdan, New York, New York; Babcock Galleries, New York, New York; Mr. and Mrs. Roger S. Phillips, Butler, Pennsylvania; Spanierman Galleries, New York, New York; Hammer Galleries, New York, New York; Janet Wiley, New Canaan, Connecticut; Adelson Galleries, New York, New York; Meredith Long & Company, Houston, Texas; Private collection, Houston, Texas. Exhibited: Inness Exhibition, John Levy Galleries, New York, New York, 1947, n. 20 (as Along the Jersey Shore); Alumni Treasures, Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts, 1967, no. 283 (as Jersey Coast); A Delicate Balance: American Art and the Allure of Europe, Meredith Long & Company, Houston, Texas, 2002, no. 15. Literature: Michael Quick, George Innes A Catalogue Raisonne, Volume Two, New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2007, p. 340, illus. 1032. Notes: "The Jersey Shore" by George Inness is an unusual depiction of a beach scene, neither sunny nor imbued with the usual merriment of a crowded seaside holiday as seen in the works of other 19th-century American and European artists such as Edward Potthast and Eugene Boudin. This is instead a meditative painting, an embodiment of Inness's philosophical and spiritual beliefs, based on the writings of Emmanuel Swedenborg, the 18th-century Swedish mystic, philosopher and theologian who believed that natural and spiritual worlds are two distinct realms, although a correlation exists between the two and one can dwell in both depending on one's spiritual feelings, qualities and influx of divine love. In this painting, the sky and earth merge and the human figures that huddle on the beach beneath a gloomy sky are insignificant. They gaze out to sea and we can easily imagine they are contemplating the vastness of the ocean. I, and many others, have experienced the beauty and fear of an approaching storm on the beach, when the clouds sweep over, plunging the once vibrant and bright blues and whites into murky greens, greys and muted siennas. The sea foams angrily, the horizon meets the sky, and for a moment, the two are one. The thoughts of mortality creep in and the answers to the ages-old human questions of what lies beyond our physical world are urgently needed. As soon as the clouds recede and shafts of sunlight dapple the sand and dance on the calmed surface of the once again blue sea, we are projected back to our careless selves, indulging in the welcome sunshine, and bathed in sounds of joyful chatter, giggles and splashing of the swimmers. Here is a scene either at the onset or at the end of the storm; essentially this is irrelevant. It is a contemplative painting reflecting Inness' admiration of the natural and spiritual worlds. There is a sense of loneliness to the human figures, sitting distant from each other in the "landscape" devoid of shelter. This is a visionary work that could be compared to the vast color field canvases of the mid-20th-century artist Mark Rothko. Having recently visited the Rothko Chapel in Houston, I was at first struck by the lack of variation of color in what appeared to be uniformly dark, purplish imposing paintings lining the walls of the sanctuary. Suna Umari, a Rothko Chapel historian, explains it best: "They're sort of a window to beyond," she explains. "He said the bright colors sort of stop your vision at the canvas, where dark colors go beyond. And definitely you're looking at the beyond. You're looking at the infinite." (Meditation And Modern Art Meet In Rothko Chapel, Pat Dowel for NPR.) The same can be said of "The Jersey Shore". The vast dark sky and the earthy beach, accented sparsely by whites and reds, can at first sight appear monochromatic and flat, yet the longer we look, the layers of various colors reveal themselves and we are lost in the "otherworldly" landscape Inness has created for our contemplation.

          New Orleans Auction Galleries
        • George Inness (American, 1825-1894)
          Nov. 18, 2022

          George Inness (American, 1825-1894)

          Est: $18,000 - $25,000

          George Inness (American, 1825-1894) , "Milton on the Hudson", 1879, oil on board, signed lower left, inscribed and handwritten label with title and date en verso, inscribed and 4 Sotheby's labels on reverse of frame, 12 in. x 18 in., framed with artist plaque; accompanied by a copy of a Nov. 15, 2007 letter of authenticity from Michael Quick. (2 pcs.). Note: This work will be included in Michael Quick's forthcoming supplement to the catalogue raisonné of the works of George Inness. Provenance: Estate of the artist; Estate of his widow, Elizabeth Inness, Feb. 11, 1904, lot 37; Walter S. Ballou, Providence, RI; Sotheby's, New York, Oct. 10, 2007, lot 138.

          Neal Auction Company
        • George Inness NA, (1825-1894), "A Summer Landscape," c. 1880, Oil on canvas, 12" H x 16" W
          Nov. 15, 2022

          George Inness NA, (1825-1894), "A Summer Landscape," c. 1880, Oil on canvas, 12" H x 16" W

          Est: $20,000 - $30,000

          George Inness NA (1825-1894) "A Summer Landscape," c. 1880 Oil on canvas Signed lower left: G. Inness; titled verso; titled secondarily on letter of authenticity 12" H x 16" W Provenance: Sold: Susanin's Auctioneers & Appraisers, September 20, 2019, Lot 6247 Private Collection, Los Angeles, CA Notes: This lot is accompanied by a letter from Michael Quick confirming the authenticity and the inclusion of the present work in the forthcoming supplemental catalogue raisonné of works dated, August 10, 2022. Excerpt from letter of authenticity: " A Summer Landscape, c. 1880 can be described as follows. A stream may flow from the left middle ground to what may be a stream bed in the left and center foreground. Beyond it appears to be a grassy area at center. The rest of the foreground and middle ground are filled with lush vegetation of many small and large bushes. Just beyond the immediate foreground rises a tall tree in full leaf, with another tree behind it. Further back at the far right is a full, lower tree. In the middle ground at the left are two or more large trees. In the distance, left of center, three or four houses stand among tall trees. There is a suggestion of a far distant hill or ridge. Clouds tinged with color float in the slightly hazy sky. "Having had the opportunity to carefully examine and study A Summer Landscape it is my expert opinion that it is the work of George Inness. I would date it to around 1880 or slightly later, a period when Inness was committed to painting from nature. Although the landscape has a strong composition, I recognize in it the attempt to record the random multiplicity of nature. Hence the many forms of vegetation, bushes, and small trees surrounding the large trees. It was painted in a range of greens and touches of unexpected colors. It gives the impression of having been painted quickly, but with the expert paint handling of Inness, who could represent forms with almost abstract stokes of shaped paint. An unexpected technique is the way that Inness pulled a very thin white or gray paint over some of the outer branches of the large trees, which must represent their actual appearance against the strong light of the sky. "I plan to include A Summer Landscape in the supplement to my catalogue raisonné of the works of George Inness."

          John Moran Auctioneers
        • George Inness American, 1825-1894 Monastery of Albano, Italy, circa 1872-1875
          Nov. 03, 2022

          George Inness American, 1825-1894 Monastery of Albano, Italy, circa 1872-1875

          Est: $8,000 - $12,000

          George Inness American, 1825-1894 Monastery of Albano, Italy, circa 1872-1875 Oil on panel 9 1/2 x 13 1/8 inches Provenance: (with) Kleeman Galleries, New York Christie's, New York, May 31, 1985, lot 80 Anthony E. Battelle, MA, until 1992 (with) Vose Galleries, Boston, 1986 (with) The Crane Collection, Boston (with) Borghi and Co., New York, 1992 Sotheby's, New York, Mar. 11, 1992, lot 23 as Monastery of Albano, 10 x 13 1/4 in. (with) David Findlay Jr., Inc., New York Private Collection, New York Exhibited: New York, Borghi and Co., George Inness: The Spiritual Landscape, 1992, no. 22, illus. in cat. Literature: Michael Quick, George Inness: A Catalogue Raisonne, Vol. I, 1841-1979, Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick, NJ and London, 2007, p. 460, illus., no. 509 C Property from a Distinguished New York Collection

          Doyle New York
        • George Inness American, 1825-1894 Green Landscape with Trees also known as Opening in the Woods with Figure, circa 1882-1886
          Nov. 03, 2022

          George Inness American, 1825-1894 Green Landscape with Trees also known as Opening in the Woods with Figure, circa 1882-1886

          Est: $15,000 - $25,000

          George Inness American, 1825-1894 Green Landscape with Trees also known as Opening in the Woods with Figure, circa 1882-1886 Signed G. Inness (ll) Oil on canvas 12 1/8 x 18 1/8 inches Provenance: (possibly) Macbeth Gallery, New York (as Green Landscape with Trees, 12 x 18 in.) Miss Jennings, 1887 Mary Brewster (Ms. Oliver G,) Jennings, New York and Oyster Bay, NY Plaza Art Galleries, New York, 1960s Mary Alice Van Deusen, circa 1976 Hobart D. Van Deusen by circa 1985 Shannon's Fine Art Auctioneers, Old Greenwich, CT, Apr. 24, 2003, lot 22 (as Opening in the Wood with Figure) with Babcock Galleries, New York, 2003 Private collection Literature: Archives of American Art, LeRoy Ireland Research Material on George Inness, 1841-1970, reel 994, fr. 294-295, recorded as an additions to Ireland's catalogue raisonné, fr. 339 Babcock Galleries, An American Sampler, 2003, p. 19, illus. Michael Quick, George Inness: A Catalogue Raisonne, Vol. II, 1880-1994, Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick, NJ and London, 2007, p. 115, illus. , no. 782 C Property from a Distinguished New York Collection

          Doyle New York
        • GEORGE INNESS, American (1825-1894), "Sunset Over the Hudson", ca. 1880, oil on board (cradled), 22 x 34 inches
          Oct. 27, 2022

          GEORGE INNESS, American (1825-1894), "Sunset Over the Hudson", ca. 1880, oil on board (cradled), 22 x 34 inches

          Est: $30,000 - $50,000

          GEORGE INNESS American, (1825-1894) "Sunset Over the Hudson", ca. 1880 oil on board (cradled) signed and dated lower left "G. Inness 1880", signed and dated lower right "188?"

          Shannon's
        • ATTRIBUTED TO GEORGE INNESS (1825-1894)
          Sep. 11, 2022

          ATTRIBUTED TO GEORGE INNESS (1825-1894)

          Est: $600 - $900

          Oil on canvas. Tonalist Landscape. Signature at lower right. Name plate affixed to frame. From Dobbs Ferry estate. (Has not gone through the Inness foundation).

          Clarke Auction Gallery
        • George Inness (1825-1894) Italy 13 1/8 x 9 1/2 in. (33.3 x 24.1 cm.) (Painted circa 1874.)
          May. 26, 2022

          George Inness (1825-1894) Italy 13 1/8 x 9 1/2 in. (33.3 x 24.1 cm.) (Painted circa 1874.)

          Est: $8,000 - $12,000

          George Inness (1825-1894) Italy signed 'G. Inness' (lower right) oil on canvas 13 1/8 x 9 1/2 in. (33.3 x 24.1 cm.) Painted circa 1874. For further information on this lot please visit the Bonhams website

          Bonhams
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