29 November 2000
Property from a Private Collection, Pennsylvania
William Trost Richards (1833-1905)
Corn Shocks and Pumpkins
signed with initials and dated 'W.T.R. 1864' (lower right)
oil on canvas
12¾ x 201/8 in. (32.4 x 51.1 cm.)
Sotheby's, New York, 29 May 1986, lot 36.
Acquired by the present owner from the above.
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