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Sanford Robinson Gifford (1823-1880)
Sanford Robinson Gifford (1823-1880)
Sanford Robinson Gifford (1823-1880)
Sanford Robinson Gifford (1823-1880)
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SANFORD ROBINSON GIFFORD (1823-1880)

Indians at Sunset (Sunset in the Wilderness)

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SANFORD ROBINSON GIFFORD (1823-1880)
Indians at Sunset (Sunset in the Wilderness)
oil on canvas
8 3⁄4 x 15 in. (22.2 x 38.1 cm.)
Painted circa 1859.
Provenance
Private collection, Brooklyn, New York, by 1939.
Private collection, North Carolina, niece of the above, by descent, 1969.
Sotheby's, New York, 22 May 2013, lot 12, sold by the above.
Acquired by the present owner from the above.
Exhibited
Tucson, Arizona, Tucson Museum of Art, The Western Sublime: Majestic Landscapes of the American West, October 19, 2019-February 9, 2020.

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Lot Essay

The present work may be a study for the artist's exhibition piece Sunset in the Wilderness (location unknown), exhibited at the National Academy of Design in 1859. Elements of Indians at Sunset characterize Gifford's work of this period, such as the sun centered within the composition, the repoussoir of trees framing the scene and the native figures.

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