John Mix Stanley
After a Storm on the Lee Shore, 1869
Oil on canvas
37 3/4 x 60 inches
Mrs. L. D. Sanndors, Detroit, MI, by 1883
Charlotte Public Library, Charlotte, MI (donation of the above, 1928)
Private collection, Detroit, MI, circa 1994
Private collection, New York
Detroit Post, Sep. 29, 1869, p.8
Peter H. Hassrick and Mindy N. Besaw, Painted Journeys: The Art of John Mix Stanley: A Select Catalogue of Known Works, Vol. 17 of The Charles M. Russell Center Series on Art and Photography of the American West Series, University of Oklahoma Press, 2015, no. 217, p. 253, illus.
Detroit, MI, M. S. Smith and Company, 1869
On September 29, 1869, a critic in The Detroit Post praised the present work when it was exhibited at M. S. Smith and Company, writing: "The treatment of the vessel and the surrounding sea... is excellent... As a whole the picture is admirable and Mr. Stanley may well feel encouraged in this instance to still further test the versatility of his genius."
The painting was eventually acquired by Mrs. L. D. Sanndors, to whom Stanley's friend and fellow artist, Robert Hopkin, wrote on November 7 1883, "The painting now in your possession is undoubtedly an original J. M. Stanley, as I well remember its first exhibition in this City, also helping to hang same... and being invited to the Studio by the Artist -- saw it when not quite finished."
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