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John George Brown (1831-1913)
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John George Brown (1831-1913)

The Transit of Venus

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John George Brown (1831-1913)
The Transit of Venus
signed and dated 'J.G. Brown N.A./1883.' (lower right)
oil on canvas laid down on board
30¼ x 25 in. (76.8 x 63.5 cm.)
Provenance
Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., New York, 25-29 January 1972, lot 84.
Dr. John J. McDonough Collection, Youngstown, Ohio, acquired from the above.
Sotheby Parke Bernet, Inc., New York, 22 March 1978, lot 24.
Private collection.
Literature
Harper's Weekly, April 28, 1883, engraving cover illustration.
E.J. Bullard, A Panorama of American Painting: The John J. McDonough Collection, exhibition catalogue, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1975, pp. 23, 82, no. 4, pl. 24, illustrated.
E.J. Bullard, "American Paintings from the Collection of John J. McDonough," The Magazine Antiques, vol. CXII, November 1977, p. 952, illustrated.
M. Hoppin, Country Paths and City Sidewalks: The Art of J.G. Brown, exhibition catalogue, Springfield, Massachusetts, 1989, p. 5, no. 1, engraving illustrated.
M. Hoppin, The World of J.G. Brown, Chesterfield, Massachusetts, 2010, p. 15, engraving illustrated.
Exhibited
San Diego, California, Fine Arts Gallery of San Diego, and elsewhere, A Panorama of American Painting: The John J. McDonough Collection, June 30-August 10, 1975.

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