JONAS LIE (1880-1940)

JONAS LIE (1880-1940)

After the Snow Fall

signed Jonas Lie and dated '08, l.r.--oil on canvas
35 x 42in. (89 x 107cm.)
Estate of Mrs. Edith Dabney Ford
Mr. F.L. Dabney and Mrs. Joan Dabney Jordan
Seattle Art Museum, Seattle
R. Berry, "Jonas Lie: The Man and His Art," American Magazine of Art, vol. 16, 1925
F.N. Price, "Jonas Lie, Painter of Light," International Studio, vol. 82, 1925
Seattle, Department of Fine Arts, Alaska-Yukon Pacific Exposition, 1909, p. 51, no. 173
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, One Hundred and Fourth Annual Exhibition, 1909, no. 892
Seattle, Henry Art Gallery, An American in Time: The Artist's View, Oct.-Nov. 1981

Lot Essay

In 1907, Lie's two younger sisters moved to California. He is known to have visited California as well as Seattle, Washington several times. It is possible that After the Snow Fall could depict the Pacific Northwest. Since the painting was exhibited in Seattle in 1909 in the Alaska-Yukon Pacific Exposition, it most likely depicts this region.