Rembrandt Peale American, 1778-1860 Falls of Niagara from Goat Island, circa 1831 Oil on canvas 18 1/8 x 24 1/...
Falls of Niagara from Goat Island, circa 1831
Oil on canvas
18 1/8 x 24 1/8 inches
The artist; to his estate, 1860
Estate sale after the artist's death, Thomas and Sons, Auctioneers, Philadelphia, 1862, Catalogue of Valuable Original Paintings by the Late Rembrandt Peale, no. 50, as Falls of Niagara from Goat Island
Lyman Allyn Museum, New London, Connecticut, by gift, 1957
Lee B. Anderson, New York, NY, by exchange, by 1961
New London, CT, Lyman Allyn Museum, American Romantic Paintings of the 18th and 19th Centuries from the Collection of Lee B. Anderson, 1961, no. 61
Buffalo, New York, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Three Centuries of Niagara Falls, 1964, no. 44
Lyman Allyn Museum, New London, CT, Complete List of American and European Drawings, Paintings, and Watercolors in the Collection of the Lyman Allyn Museum, Oct., 1960, p. 36 (as Niagara Falls Viewed from the American Side)
B. Snow, Paintings & Antiques: The New York Townhouse of Lee B. Anderson, Antiques, Nov. 1961, pp. 442-4, illus.
The American Art Journal, vol. 1, no. 2, Fall 1969, p. 26, illus.
According to Rembrandt Peale authority, Carol Soltis, this may be "the picture listed in the 'Catalogue of Valuable Paintings... by Rembrandt Peale,' Philadelphia, 1862, no. 50 (Estate sale after the artist's death). Sold to Townsend for $5.12.... Other Niagara scenes by Rembrandt in oil seem to date from the time of 1831... Peale also made at least two watercolors of the falls." We extend our thanks to Carol Soltis for her kind assistance in documenting this lot.
C Sold to Benefit the Lee B. Anderson Memorial Foundation
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