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    Sale 12165

    American Art

    22 November 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 34

    Jasper Francis Cropsey (1823-1900)

    Sunset on Greenwood Lake

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    Jasper Francis Cropsey (1823-1900)
    Sunset on Greenwood Lake
    signed and dated 'J.F. Cropsey 1877' (lower left)
    oil on canvas
    14 ½ x 24 ½ in. (36.8 x 62.2 cm.)
    Painted in 1877.

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    This painting will be included in a forthcoming volume of the catalogue raisonné of the works of Jasper Francis Cropsey by the Newington-Cropsey Foundation, Hastings-on-Hudson, New York.

    While this work has been historically identified as Lake George, the composition more closely resembles Cropsey's paintings of Greenwood Lake in Orange County, New York.


    (Probably) Parke-Bernet, New York, 15-17 December 1938, lot 67.
    John Levy Galleries, New York, by 1944.
    M. Knoedler & Co., Inc., acquired from the above, 1944.
    John Jacob Astor III, New York, acquired from the above, 1944.
    Wildenstein & Co., New York, and Hirschl & Adler Galleries, Inc., New York, acquired from the above, 1986.
    Altman/Burke Fine Art, Inc., New York, by 1989.
    Edward Wilson, Fund for Fine Arts, Inc., Chevy Chase, Maryland.
    Berry-Hill Galleries, Inc., New York, 1998.
    Acquired by the present owner from the above, 1999.

    Pre-Lot Text

    Distinguished American Art from a New York Private Collection


    W.S. Talbot, Jasper F. Cropsey, 1823-1900, PhD dissertation, New York University, 1972, pp. 193, 461, no. 202, illustrated (as Sunset on Lake George).


    Cleveland, Ohio, Cleveland Museum of Art; Utica, New York, Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute; Washington, D.C., National Collection of Fine Arts, Smithsonian Institution, Jasper F. Cropsey, 1823-1900, July 8, 1970-January 3, 1971, p. 103, no. 68 (as Sunset, Lake George).
    New York, Altman/Burke Fine Art, Inc., The American Landscape: Paintings of the Hudson River School and Related Works, November 30, 1989-January 16, 1990, pp. 38-39, cover illustration (as Sunset, Lake George).