Jasper Francis Cropsey (1823-1900)
Property from the Estate of Donald Lucker
Jasper Francis Cropsey (1823-1900)

Back of the Village, Saugerties, New York

Jasper Francis Cropsey (1823-1900)
Back of the Village, Saugerties, New York
signed and dated 'J.F. Cropsey 1886' (lower right)--signed and dated again and inscribed with title (on the stretcher)
oil on canvas
12 ¼ x 20 1/8 in. (31.3 x 51.1 cm.)
Painted in 1886.
The artist.
Ortegies & Co., New York, 31 March 1887, lot 49, sold by the above.
Private collection, acquired from the above.
Private collection, Hollowville, New York, by descent.
Christie's, New York, 25 May 2006, lot 86, sold by the above.
Driscoll Babcock Galleries, New York, acquired from the above.
Acquired by the late owner from the above.
Driscoll Babcock Galleries, An Atmosphere of Palpable Brightness: American Paintings, 1845-1895, New York, 2015, p. 15, illustrated.
"'Shock of the Old' on View at Driscoll Babcock Galleries," Antiques and The Arts Weekly, June 3, 2016, p. 8, illustrated.
New York, Driscoll Babcock Galleries, The Shock of the Old: Epic Visions in 19th Century American Art, May 12-June 24, 2016.

Lot Essay

This painting will be included in the forthcoming catalogue raisonné of the works of Jasper Francis Cropsey by the Newington-Cropsey Foundation, Hastings-on-Hudson, New York.

According to Dr. Kenneth W. Maddox, the present work is one of three nearly identical oil paintings that Jasper Francis Cropsey painted in 1886. The other two are Village in Autumn (Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma) and Autumn Landscape--Saugerties (Private Collection).

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