Jasper Francis Cropsey (American, 1823-1900) Summer Afternoon at Lake George 12 x 18in
Lot 1025
Jasper Francis Cropsey (American, 1823-1900) Summer Afternoon at Greenwood Lake, 1854, 12 x 18in
Sold for US$ 98,500 inc. premium
Lot Details
Jasper Francis Cropsey (American, 1823-1900)
Summer Afternoon at Greenwood Lake, 1854,
signed and dated 'J.F. Cropsey 1854' (lower right)
oil on canvas
12 x 18in

Footnotes

  • PROVENANCE:
    Estate of W.F. Hammond, Esq.
    Sale, Rains Galleries, 23 May 1935, lot 101
    Private Collection, Connecticut.

    LITERATURE:
    Rains Galleries, Notable Collection of Scenic and Historical Americana from the Estate of the Late W. F. Hammond, Esq. with Additions from Prominent Sources, 1935, p.70, no.101.

    Along the banks of Greenwood Lake, Jasper Francis Cropsey spent the summer of 1854 sketching the still and peaceful waters and surrounding countryside. In this particular view of the lake, Cropsey includes a handsome cabin, which was generously provided to him by his father-in-law. Two majestic trees, which frame the distant cottage, stretch luxuriously into the hazy summer sky. A woman in a red coat, who is likely Cropsey's wife, Maria Cooley, waits patiently at the gate with a straw hat in hand.

    At various junctures in its life, the painting has been inaccurately titled 'On the Hudson' and 'Summer Afternoon at Lake George'. We are grateful to Kenneth Maddox of the Newington Cropsey Foundation for correctly identifying the body of water as Greenwood Lake and for confirming the attribution of this lot.

Saleroom notices

  • This work will be included in the forthcoming catalogue raisonne of the works of Jasper Cropsey by Dr. Kenneth Maddox and produced by the Newington Cropsey Foundation.
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