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    Important American Paintings, Drawings, and Sculpture

    20 May 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 82

    Thomas Worthington Whittredge (1820-1910)

    Tiverton, Rhode Island

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    Thomas Worthington Whittredge (1820-1910)
    Tiverton, Rhode Island
    signed 'W. Whittredge' (lower right)
    oil on canvas
    6¾ x 15½ in. (17.1 x 39.3 cm.)
    Painted circa 1866.

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    Worthington Whittredge's masterfully refined and exquisite renditions of nineteenth-century American landscapes are exceptionally articulate visions of nature. These compositions, complemented by the artist's masterful use of light to convey emotion and romanticism, are among the best conceived of the nineteenth century. The present painting, Tiverton, Rhode Island of 1866, is one of the finest examples of the artist's preoccupation with light, atmosphere and assiduous attention to detail. "His paintings of the primitive woods of the Catskills, the vast, seemingly endless stretches of the western plains and the coast of Newport are among the finest productions of any of the Hudson River School." (C.A. Cibulka, Quiet Places: The American Landscape of Worthington Whittredge, exhibition catalogue, Washington, D.C., 1982, p. 13)


    Christie's, New York, 7 December 1984, lot 14.

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