December 6, 2015 14:00 EST

American Art & Pennsylvania Impressionists

 
  Lot 8
 
Lot 8 - GEORGE HENRY DURRIE  (AMERICAN 1820-1863)

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GEORGE HENRY DURRIE (AMERICAN 1820-1863)
"LANDSCAPE WITH CATTLE"

Signed and dated 'Durrie 1859' bottom right; also inscribed with title on label verso, oil on canvas
23 x 33 in. (58.4 x 83.8cm)

Provenance: Graham Galleries, New York, New York.
The Collection of Philip H. Hamerslough (1894-1978), Hartford, Connecticut.
Estate of Philip H. Hamerslough, Jr. (1920-2013) and Edith Hamerslough (1921-2015), Rye, New York.
EXHIBITED:
Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, Connecticut, n.d.
"George Henry Durrie, Connecticut Artist, 1820-1863", New Haven Colony Historical Society, New Haven, Connecticut, April 20 - June 1, 1966, no. 19.
LITERATURE:
Martha Young Hutson, George Henry Durrie (1820-1863), American Winter Landscapist: Renowned Through Currier and Ives, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1977, p. 219, no. 126.
NOTE:
The lithographic firm of Currier & Ives successfully reproduced ten of Durrie's scenes and these, in turn, became popular calendar illustrations in the twentieth century. As a result, Durrie's depictions of rural life in the mid-nineteenth century are now among the most familiar images in all of American art. As Martha Hutson has noted, however, these printed pictures do not convey the keen sensitivity to and understanding of conditions of atmosphere and light that are so pronounced in Durrie's paintings. The present painting is larger than most of Durrie's works, many of which did not exceed 18 x 24 inches.

Sold for $18,750
Estimated at $20,000 - $30,000


 

Signed and dated 'Durrie 1859' bottom right; also inscribed with title on label verso, oil on canvas
23 x 33 in. (58.4 x 83.8cm)

Provenance: Graham Galleries, New York, New York.
The Collection of Philip H. Hamerslough (1894-1978), Hartford, Connecticut.
Estate of Philip H. Hamerslough, Jr. (1920-2013) and Edith Hamerslough (1921-2015), Rye, New York.
EXHIBITED:
Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, Connecticut, n.d.
"George Henry Durrie, Connecticut Artist, 1820-1863", New Haven Colony Historical Society, New Haven, Connecticut, April 20 - June 1, 1966, no. 19.
LITERATURE:
Martha Young Hutson, George Henry Durrie (1820-1863), American Winter Landscapist: Renowned Through Currier and Ives, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1977, p. 219, no. 126.
NOTE:
The lithographic firm of Currier & Ives successfully reproduced ten of Durrie's scenes and these, in turn, became popular calendar illustrations in the twentieth century. As a result, Durrie's depictions of rural life in the mid-nineteenth century are now among the most familiar images in all of American art. As Martha Hutson has noted, however, these printed pictures do not convey the keen sensitivity to and understanding of conditions of atmosphere and light that are so pronounced in Durrie's paintings. The present painting is larger than most of Durrie's works, many of which did not exceed 18 x 24 inches.

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