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    BRUCE CRANE (American 1857-1937)
    Mohawk Valley
    Oil on canvas
    14in. x 20in.

    Bruce Crane was described in 1894 as "among [the] most popular painters of landscape" in the United States. A leading figure of Tonalism in New York and Connecticut, he was renowned for his ability to achieve rich golden tones in his landscape paintings. Crane studied in New York with Alexander Wyant, from whom he learned a style of painting that emphasized mood over topographical accuracy. He also spent time in France, where he was influenced by the Barbizon School. This painting exhibits Crane's virtuoso brushwork and use of golden hues, particularly in his rendering of the rolling green hills.

    Provenance: Private Collection, Dallas, TX
    William E. Johnson Fine Art, Dallas, TX
    acquired from the above by the present owner

    Reference: "Bruce Crane and His Work," Art Amateur, vol. 31 (September 1894), p. 70.



    Estimate: $8,000 - $12,000.

    Condition Report*: Very good condition; unlined original canvas with mild craquelure appropriate with age; light retouching in sky.
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