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    Sale 2171

    Important American Paintings, Drawings, and Sculpture

    20 May 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 83

    Sanford Robinson Gifford (1823-1880)

    Lake Sunapee, New Hampshire: A Study

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    Sanford Robinson Gifford (1823-1880)
    Lake Sunapee, New Hampshire: A Study
    signed with initials 'SRG' and dated indistinctly (lower left)--signed 'SR Gifford.' (on the reverse)
    oil on canvas
    6 x 11 in. (15.2 x 27.9 cm.)
    Painted circa 1860-61.

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    According to Dr. Ila Weiss, Lake Sunapee, New Hampshire: A Study is part of a series that is likely based upon sketches from nature that Gifford completed in southern New Hampshire in August and September 1858. The largest documented painting in the series is #231 in the Gifford Memorial Catalogue titled Lake Sinapee [sic] (oil on canvas, 12 x 22 inches, location unknown). The present work is a half-size study for this catalogued but otherwise unknown painting.

    A letter from the recognized expert on the artist, Dr. Ila Weiss, accompanies this lot.

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