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    Sale 12165

    American Art

    22 November 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 35

    Jasper Francis Cropsey (1823-1900)

    Autumn Foliage in the White Mountains (Mount Chocorua)

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    Jasper Francis Cropsey (1823-1900)
    Autumn Foliage in the White Mountains (Mount Chocorua)
    signed and dated 'J.F. Cropsey/1862' (lower right)--signed again and inscribed with title (on a label affixed to the reverse)
    oil on board
    12 ¼ x 19 ½ in. (31.1 x 49.6 cm.)
    Painted in 1862.

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    The present work depicts Mount Chocorua in the distance. A very similar work, Autumn Foliage (1858), is in the collection of the North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, North Carolina.


    Sale: Messrs. Foster, Pall Mall, London, 29 April 1863, lot 57.
    Alfred Morrison, by 1887.
    George F. McMurray Collection, Glendale, California, by 1960.
    Trinity College Collection, Hartford, Connecticut.
    Richard A. Manoogian, Taylor, Michigan, by 1989.
    Alexander Gallery, New York, 1989.
    Berry-Hill Galleries, Inc., New York.
    Acquired by the present owner from the above, 1997.

    Pre-Lot Text

    Distinguished American Art from a New York Private Collection


    “Fine Arts. The Royal Academy Exhibition.--Third Notice,” Illustrated Times, May 24, 1862, p. 55 (as Autumn in the White Mountains).
    C.E. Clement, L. Hutton, Artists of the Nineteenth Century and Their Works, vol. 1, Boston, Massachusetts, 1879, pp. 173-74 (as Autumn in the White Mountains).
    C. Campbell, M.S. Blaine, New Hampshire Scenery: A Dictionary of Nineteenth-Century Artists of New Hampshire Mountain Landscapes, Canaan, New Hampshire, 1985, p. 45.
    M. Kimmelman, “Cropsey’s Seasonal Vistas a Steady Wave of Grace and Harmony,” New York Times, May 27, 2001, p. 30, illustrated.
    K.W. Maddox, A.M. Speiser, ed., Jasper Francis Cropsey: Catalogue Raisonné, Works in Oil, Volume One: 1842-1863, New York, 2013, p. 366, no. 680, illustrated.


    London, Royal Academy, 1862, no. 288 (as Autumn in the White Mountains, America).
    (Possibly) Liverpool, England, Liverpool Society of Fine Arts, circa 1862 (as Autumn in the White Mountains, America).
    Pasadena, California, Pasadena Art Museum, American Paintings of the Nineteenth Century: The George F. McMurray Collection, November 30, 1960-January 4, 1961, p. 24, no. 21 (as White Mountain Landscape).