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    HENRY WARD RANGER (American 1858-1916)
    The Willows
    Oil on board
    12in. x 16in.
    Artist stamp lower left

    One of the prominent figures in American art of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Henry Ward Ranger is considered a leader of the Tonalist movement and of the artist colony in Old Lyme, Connecticut. He studied art at Syracuse University and in Paris, where he was influenced by Barbizon School pictures. In fact, the Old Lyme Colony has been called "an American version of Barbizon". Ranger also maintained a studio in New York, where he was a member of the National Academy of Design. Upon his death, he left his estate to the National Academy to establish the Ranger Fund, the purpose of which was to purchase the works of living American artists over the age of forty-five.

    Provenance: Purchased from the Ranger Fund, 1928 (inscription on back of frame)
    Altermann Galleries, Dallas, TX

    Reference: Carol Lowrey, "Henry Ward Ranger", in The Poetic Vision: American Tonalism (Spanierman Gallery, New York, 2005), p. 162.

    Condition Report*: Very good condition; lightly retouched in sky and along faint vertical scratch on left edge.
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    Auction Dates
    May, 2006
    3rd-4th Wednesday-Thursday
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