John George Brown (1831-1913)
John George Brown (1831-1913)
John George Brown (1831-1913)
John George Brown (1831-1913)
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Property from the Collection of Martin and Rena Blackman
JOHN GEORGE BROWN (1831-1913)

Sunshine

Details
JOHN GEORGE BROWN (1831-1913)
Sunshine
signed and dated 'J.G. Brown/N.Y. 1868.' (lower left)
oil on canvas
30 1⁄4 x 20 in. (76.8 x 50.8 cm.)
Painted in 1868.
Provenance
Hirschl & Adler Galleries, Inc., New York.
Private collection, acquired from the above, 1979.
Hirschl & Adler Galleries, Inc., New York.
Acquired by the late owners from the above, 1984.
Literature
(Possibly) "Art in New York," The Art Journal, vol. 1, November 1868, p. 13.
(Possibly) "Art East and West," New York Evening Mail, December 23, 1868, p. 1.
(Possibly) "Art in Chicago," The Art Journal, vol. 2, January 1869, p. 44.
Exhibited
(Possibly) Brooklyn, New York, Brooklyn Art Association, November 1868, no. 176.
(Possibly) Chicago, Illinois, Chicago Academy of Design, December 1868.

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Lot Essay

Being an exhibition piece, the present work is larger than many of Brown's work from the period and is probably the painting described by the Art Journal as a scene of a little girl in sunlight that "bathes part of her exquisitely modeled form in a halo of glory." ("Art in Chicago," Art Journal, vol. 2, January 1869, p. 44)

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