JASPER FRANCIS CROPSEY (1823-1900)
JASPER FRANCIS CROPSEY (1823-1900)
JASPER FRANCIS CROPSEY (1823-1900)
JASPER FRANCIS CROPSEY (1823-1900)
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PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF TOMMIE AND MC MCCLUNG
JASPER FRANCIS CROPSEY (1823-1900)

A Glimpse of Greenwood Lake

Details
JASPER FRANCIS CROPSEY (1823-1900)
A Glimpse of Greenwood Lake
signed and dated 'J.F. Cropsey 1883.' (lower center)
oil on canvas
14 x 24 ¼ in. (35.6 x 61.6 cm.)
Painted in 1883.
Provenance
Sale: Ortgies & Co., New York, 20 March 1885, lot 21.
Private collection, Santa Fe, New Mexico, by 1993.
Gerald Peters Gallery, New York, 1994.
Acquired by the late owners from the above.
Literature
M.F. Gay, "The Fall Exhibition: A Hasty Walk through the Academy of Design," Albany Evening Journal, November 25, 1884.
"Important Sale of Cropsey's Pictures," New York Daily Tribune, March 18, 1885, p. 5.
"Selling J.F. Cropsey's Works," New York Times, March 21, 1885, p. 5.
A.M. Speiser, ed., Jasper Francis Cropsey, Catalogue Raisonné: Works in Oil, Volume Two, 1864-1884, Hastings-on-Hudson, New York, 2016, pp. 312-313, no. 1732, illustrated.
Exhibited
New York, National Academy of Design, Autumn Exhibition, 1884, no. 209.

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Lot Essay

Jasper Francis Cropsey was born and raised on Staten Island and trained as a professional architect. Throughout his career, Greenwood Lake, which straddles the border of New York and New Jersey, particularly struck him. Cropsey's architectural background undoubtedly informed his precise observations of the landscape surrounding the lake and accounted for his exacting topographical rendering and meticulous attention to detail that were characteristic of his career. A Glimpse of Greenwood Lake lyrically captures the minute details of his surroundings beneath a stormy sky and the changing fall foliage. Other works of this subject are in the collections of the Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid, and the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.

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