Lot Details

Lot 12
George Inness
American, 1825-1894
A Valley Within Mountains, circa 1875
Bears signature G. Inness (lr)
Oil on paper laid to board
9 5/16 x 13 1/8 inches

Mrs. Elizabeth Inness, wife of the artist
Rufus T. Bush, Brooklyn, NY
Wendell T. Bush and Mary Louise Bush, New York, by inheritance
Anna Plummer Hoagland (Mrs. Hudson Hoagland), Southborough, MA, by gift from her adopted father, Wendell T. Bush
Hudson Hoagland, Southborough, MA, by inheritance
Joan Hoagland Humphrey, Northport, NY
By descent to the current owner, 1984

In a letter dated February 14, 2018, Dr. Michael Quick writes,

"Your painting, which I shall title A Valley Within Mountains,... bears the signature added by the Inness estate.... The landscape has the appearance of a field sketch, painted on the spot, recording the shape of the valley and the facing ridge and mountain ranges. It was painted rapidly and with great skill and assurance over a tan underpainting, which the artist in numerous places has allowed to stand as a middle value. The terrain corresponds most closely with that of North Conway, New Hampshire, where Inness painted during the summer of 1875. However, no finished work has come to light that shares this vantage point."

We extend sincere thanks to Dr. Quick for his kind assistance in authenticating the present work. A copy of his letter accompanies this lot.

Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
Sold for $4,062 (includes buyer's premium)

Additional Notes & Condition Report

There is a retouched 4 inch scratch the runs diagonally in the bottom half of the center of the work. A few retouches are present in the upper left and upper right corners and along the edges of the work. There are some minor losses at the corners and along the lower half of the right edge that are covered by the rabbet.

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Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
Sold for $4,062 (includes buyer's premium)

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