Charles Ethan Porter
Signed C. E. Porter (lr)
Oil on canvas
20 x 14 inches
Following a visit by Frederic Edwin Church to his studio in September 1879, when the older artist purchased some of his works and declared him "to have no superior as a colorist in the United States," Charles Ethan Porter turned from painting still lifes to landscape. He even planned a sketching trip to the Adirondacks. The present work may date from this period of exploration of a new theme. [Frederic Edwin Church as quoted in Hildegard Cummings, The Paintings of Charles Ethan Porter, The Connecticut Gallery, Inc., 1987, p. 62]
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