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Identification and Creation
Object Number
George Inness, American (Newburgh, NY 1825 - 1894 Bridge of Allan, Scotland)
Durham, Connecticut
Work Type
Creation Place: North America, United States
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Physical Descriptions
Oil on wood panel
22.9 x 30.5 cm (9 x 12 in.)
framed: 50.5 x 57.8 x 7.6 cm (19 7/8 x 22 3/4 x 3 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: l.r.: G. I. 1869
George H. Ainslie Galleries, New York, by 1912; sold to Allston Burr, Boston, MA; his bequest to the Fogg Art Museum, 1949.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Allston Burr
Accession Year
Object Number
European and American Art
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Publication History

Juliette Tomlinson, Paintings of the Connecticut Valley, exh. cat., Connecticut Valley Historical Museum and Saint-Gaudens Memorial (Chicopee Falls, MA, 1955), no. 9, ill.

Highlights from the Collections of the Fogg Museum and Harvard Alumni of St. Louis, exh. cat., City Art Museum of St. Louis (St. Louis, 1964), cat. 5

LeRoy Ireland, The Works of George Inness: An Illustrated Catalogue Raisonné, University of Tennessee Press (Austin, TX, 1965), p. 113, no. 460, ill.

Paintings, Sculpture and Drawings from the Fogg Art Museum, exh. cat., Albright-Knox Art Gallery (Buffalo, NY, 1967), cat. 7

Nicolai Cikovsky, Jr., George Inness, Praeger (New York, NY, 1971), p. 38, fig. 40

Kenyon Castle Bolton, III, Peter G. Huenink, Earl A. Powell III, Harry Z. Rand, and Nanette C. Sexton, American Art at Harvard, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1972), cat. 97, ill.

Martha J. Hoppin, Arcadian Vales: Views of the Connecticut River Valley, exh. cat., George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum (1981), p. 77

Eric M. Rosenberg and Miriam Stewart, The Harvest of 1830: The Barbizon Legacy, exh. cat., Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 1990), p. 6

Kate Smith, "A Study of George Inness's Underdrawing Technique" (thesis (certificate in conservation), Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies, 2002), Unpublished, pp. 1-14 passim

Michael Quick, George Inness: A Catalogue Raisonné, Rutgers University Press (New Brunswick, NJ and London, 2007), p. 303, no. 342, ill.

Theodore E. Stebbins, Jr. and Melissa Renn, American Paintings at Harvard, Volume One: Paintings, Watercolors, and Pastels by Artists Born before 1826, Yale University Press (U.S.) and Harvard Art Museums (Cambridge and New Haven, 2014), p. 299, cat. 260, ill.

Exhibition History

Inness and Wyant Exhibition, New York Society of Artists, D. W., New York, 06/01/1912 - 09/30/1912

Landscape Paintings of the Connecticut Valley, Connecticut Valley Historical Museum, Springfield, 04/29/1955 - 06/10/1955; Saint Gaudens National Historic Site, Cornish, 07/02/1955 - 07/31/1955

American Paintings from the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Symphony Hall, Boston, 02/21/1958 - 03/15/1958

Paintings, Sculpture and Drawings from the Fogg Art Museum, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, 05/08/1967 - 06/11/1967

American Art at Harvard, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 04/19/1972 - 06/18/1972

The Harvest of 1830: the Barbizon Legacy, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 08/25/1990 - 10/21/1990

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