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Worthington Whittredge (1820 - 1910)

Lot 17: *WORTHINGTON WHITTREDGE 1820-1910

Sotheby's

March 13, 2002
New York, NY, US

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signed T.W. Whittredge and dated 1850, l.r. oil on canvas According to Dr. Anthony F. Janson this work is recorded in the artist's European account book (Archives of American Art, Washington, D.C.). Whittredge writes: "Sept. 15th 1850 'Sunrise,' view of Drachenfels from Rolandseck. 28/40 inches." Dr. Janson explains that Rolandseck, now referred to as Oberwinter, is located "on the left bank of the Rhine, nine miles SEE of Bonn. The ruins of the Castle of Drachenfels are about one mile outside of town." A letter from Dr. Janson will accompany this lot.

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