Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    George Inness (American, 1825-1894)
    Olives, Albano, Italy
    Oil on canvas
    18-1/4 x 26 inches (46.4 x 66.0 cm)
    Signed lower right: G. Inness

    PROVENANCE:
    The artist;
    Estate of the above;
    Sale: Fifth Avenue Art Galleries, New York, February 12-14, 1895, lot 186;
    A.A. Anderson, acquired from the above;
    Sale: Clarke's Art Rooms, New York, November 28, 1913, lot 85;
    R.F.H. Rohlfs, acquired from the above;
    Colonel C.G. Conn, Elkhart, Indiana, circa 1915-21;
    [With]Holland Art Galleries, New York;
    [With]Long & Company, Houston, Texas, circa 1958-60;
    Mrs. W.S. Parrish;
    Estate of the above;
    [With]Meredith Long & Company, Houston, Texas, by 2001;
    Acquired by the present owner from the above.

    EXHIBITIONS:
    American Fine Arts Society, New York, "Exhibitions of the Paintings left by the Late George Inness," December 27, 1894, no. 126;
    Moulton & Ricketts Galleries, Chicago, Illinois, circa 1914;
    Meredith Long & Company, Houston, Texas, "A Delicate Balance: American Art and the Allure of Europe," November 2002, no. 21.

    LITERATURE:
    American Fine Arts Society, Exhibition of the Paintings left by the Late George Inness, exhibition catalogue, New York, 1894, p. 39, no. 126;
    "An Inness Brings $1,250: "Olives" Sold at Clarke's--Low Prices for Kneeland Pictures," The New York Times, November 29, 1913.
    J.W. Pattison, "Important Pictures Recently Seen in Chicago," Fine Arts Journal, January 1914, p. 11, illustrated (as Near Albano, Italy);
    E.M. Stuart, "Our Private Galleries--The C.G. Conn Collection," Fine Arts Journal, July 1915, pp. 285, 288, illustrated (as Landscape at Albano);
    L. Ireland, The Works of George Inness: An Illustrated Catalogue Raisonné, Austin, Texas, 1965, pp. 141, 149, no. 585 (illustrated as no. 610);
    Meredith Long & Company, A Delicate Balance: American Art and the Allure of Europe, exhibition catalogue, Houston, Texas, 2002, n.p., no. 21, illustrated;
    M. Quick, George Inness: A Catalogue Raisonné, Vol. I, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 2007, p. 452, no. 499, illustrated.


    Condition Report*: Glue lined canvas; there appears to be craquelure throughout and a few areas where pigment is thin; under UV exam, there appears to be a few scattered touches of inpaint, mostly to address craquelure; otherwise, a discolored varnish layer obscures possible previous restoration. Framed Dimensions 34 X 26 X 3 Inches
    *Heritage Auctions strives to provide as much information as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Statements regarding the condition of objects are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Heritage. Some condition issues may not be noted in the condition report but are apparent in the provided photos which are considered part of the condition report. Please note that we do not de-frame lots estimated at $1,000 or less and may not be able to provide additional details for lots valued under $500. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms & Conditions of Auction.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    November, 2016
    12th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 1,403

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    25% on the first $200,000 (minimum $19), plus 20% of any amount between $200,000 and $2,000,000, plus 12% of any amount over $2,000,000 per lot.

    Shipping, Taxes, Terms and Bidding
    This item cannot be shipped using standard methods. Please contact us for more information. Sales Tax information

    Important information concerning Sales Tax and Resale Certificates. Learn More

    Terms and Conditions  |  Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments |  Glossary of Terms

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2020 May 21 Modern & Contemporary Art Signature Auction - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    Wow; aren’t we lucky to meet you. Thanks for the great info and superior client service.
    Paul & Gerri M.,
    New York, NY
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2014 November 21 Tiffany, Lalique & Art Glass Signature Auction
    2014 November 21 Tiffany, Lalique & Art Glass Signature Auction
    REALIZED $1,441,296
    2014 November 17 American Art Signature Auction
    2014 November 17 American Art Signature Auction
    REALIZED $6,712,638
    2014 November 14 American Indian Art , Pre-Columbian, & Tribal Art Signature Auction
    2014 Nov 14 American Indian Art, Pre-Columbian & Tribal Art Auction
    REALIZED $441,524
    2014 November 8 Modern & Contemporary Art Signature Auction
    2014 November 8 Modern & Contemporary Art Signature Auction
    REALIZED $5,683,719
    2014 November 6 Silver & Vertu Signature Auction
    2014 November 6 Silver & Vertu Signature Auction
    REALIZED $439,980
    2014 October 18 The Belo Collection of Texas Art Signature Auction
    2014 October 18 The Belo Collection of Texas Art Signature Auction
    REALIZED $624,835
    2014 October 16 Photographs Signature Auction
    2014 October 16 Photographs Signature Auction
    REALIZED $824,108
    2014 September 28 Nature & Science Signature Auction
    2014 September 28 Nature & Science Signature Auction
    REALIZED $1,089,341
    2014 Sept 13-14 Gentleman Collector Signature Estate Auction
    2014 Sept 13-14 Gentleman Collector Signature Estate Auction
    REALIZED $1,725,292
    2019 October 15 Illustration Art Signature Auction - Dallas
    2019 October 15 Illustration Art Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED SO FAR $2,701,135