• Important American Paintings,  auction at Christies

    Sale 2225

    Important American Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture

    2 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 55

    George Inness (1825-1894)

    Autumn, Montclair, New Jersey

    Price Realised  

    George Inness (1825-1894)
    Autumn, Montclair, New Jersey
    signed 'G. Inness' (lower right)
    oil on canvas
    30 x 25 in. (76.2 x 63.5 cm.)
    Painted circa 1886-93.


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    Provenance

    The artist.
    Estate of the above.
    Sale: Fifth Avenue Art Galleries, George Inness Sale, 12-14 February 1895, no. 97.
    Alexander W. Drake, New York, acquired from the above.
    [With]Macbeth Gallery, New York, 1903.
    Francis Sydney Smithers, New York, acquired from the above, 1905.
    Estate of the above.
    By bequest to the present owner from the above, 1938.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY OF THE CORCORAN GALLERY OF ART SOLD TO BENEFIT THE ACQUISITIONS FUND


    Literature

    E.R. Lewis, "Museum Treasure of the Week," Washington Post, sec. A, n.d., p. 5.
    Corcoran Gallery of Art, Handbook of the American Paintings in the Collection of the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1947, pp. 12, 40.
    Montclair Art Museum, George Inness of Montclair, exhibition catalogue, Montclair, New Jersey, 1964, n.p., no. 30, illustrated.
    Montclair Art Museum, "George Inness of Montclair," Montclair Art Museum Bulletin, January 1964, n.p.
    N. Cikosvky, Jr., The Life and Work of George Inness, Ph.D. dissertation, Harvard University, 1965, pp. 312-13, fig. 103, illustrated.
    L. Ireland, The Works of George Inness: An Illustrated Catalogue Raisonné, Austin, Texas, 1965, pp. 265, 322-23, nos. 1073, 1281, illustrated (as Autumn, Montclair).
    D.W. Phillips, A Catalogue of the Collection of American Paintings in the Corcoran Gallery of Art, vol. 1, Washington, D.C., 1966, p. 118.
    R.W. Norton Art Gallery, The Hudson River School: American Landscape Painting from 1821-1907, exhibition catalogue, Shreveport, Louisiana, 1973, p. 78, no. 90, illustrated.
    M. Quick, George Inness: A Catalogue Raisonné, vol. two, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 2007, pp. 200-02, no. 898, illustrated.


    Exhibited

    New York, American Fine Arts Society, Exhibition of Paintings Left by the Late George Inness, December 27, 1894, no. 89.
    Montclair, New Jersey, Montclair Art Museum, George Inness of Montclair, January 12-February 16, 1964, no. 30.
    New York, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Binger, June 1964-February 1965, on loan.
    Moscow, Russia, United States Embassy, October 1971-October 1972, on loan.
    Shreveport, Louisiana, R.W. Norton Art Gallery, The Hudson River School: American Landscape Painting from 1821-1907, October 14-November 25, 1973, no. 90.