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    Sale 1972

    Fine American Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture

    7 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 12

    William Henry Rinehart (1825-1874)

    'Winter'

    Price Realised  

    William Henry Rinehart (1825-1874)
    'Winter'
    marble
    oval, 24¾ x 21½ in. (62.9 x 54.6 cm.)


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    The present marble, along with its pendant, Spring (The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York), were among William Rinehart's earliest works executed in Florence. After completing these two works in Italy along with a similarly composed pair, Morning and Evening (circa 1856, Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield, Massachusetts), the artist returned to his native Baltimore, Maryland in 1857. A plaster plaque of Winter currently exists in the collection of The Peabody Art Collection in Baltimore, Maryland.

    Provenance

    (Possibly) Augustus J. Albert, Baltimore, Maryland.


    Literature

    M. Ross and A.W. Rutledge, A Catalogue of the Works of William Henry Rinehart, Maryland Sculptor, 1825-1875, Baltimore, Maryland, 1948, p. 38, no. 43, plaster relief plaque illustrated.