23 May 2001
PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE NEW YORK COLLECTION
Joseph Rusling Meeker (1827-1889)
A Louisiana Bayou
signed 'JR Meeker' (lower right)--signed again, dated '1887' and inscribed indistinctly with title on the stretcher
oil on canvas
22 x 14 in. (55.9 x 35.6 cm.)
Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, 8-9 February 1957, lot 254.
Ferdinand H. Davis, New York, acquired from the above.
By descent in the family to the present owner.
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