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    George Inness (American, 1825-1894)
    Rocky Dell (Near the Village), circa 1849-1850
    Oil on canvas
    31-3/4 x 42 inches (80.6 x 106.7 cm)
    Signed lower right: G. Inness
    Inscribed indistinctly lower left: CW


    PROVENANCE:
    Thomas B. Clarke, by 1894;
    Sale: American Art Association, New York, February 14-18, 1899, lot 155;
    Jules S. Bache, New York, acquired from the above;
    Edward Brandus, New York;
    Sale: Fifth Avenue Art Galleries, New York, March 12-14, 1906, lot 74;
    C.D. Nicholson, 1906, acquired from the above;
    Sale: Fifth Avenue Art Galleries, New York, April 12-14, 1909, lot 241;
    J.F. Fairfax, acquired from the above;
    Mrs. Peter W. Rouss, Brooklyn, New York;
    Sale: American Art Association & Anderson Galleries, New York, October 22-24, 1936, lot 89 [as Near the Village];
    Dorothy Kingsley, acquired from the above;
    Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, November 26, 1943, lot 50;
    H.L. Hsieh, acquired from the above;
    Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, April 18, 1962, lot 79;
    Private collection, Fort Worth, Texas.

    EXHIBITED:
    Union League Club, New York, Exhibition of Paintings, December 1894, no. 66;
    Union League Club, New York, The Paintings of Two Americans (George Inness and Winslow Homer), March 10-12, 1898, no. 20 [as Rocky Dell];
    Fort Worth Art Center Museum, Fort Worth, Texas, Recent Acquisitions of Local Collectors, 1968.

    LITERATURE:
    "A Great American Painter: The Landscapes of the Late George Inness," New York Daily Tribune, New York, December 28, 1894, p. 7;
    "Art at the Union League," The New York Times, New York, March 11, 1898, p. 6;
    "The Art World," New York Commercial Advertiser, New York, March 11, 1898, n.p.;
    "Art Notes," The Mail and Express, New York, March 12, 1898, n.p.;
    "The Fine Arts: Paintings by Inness and Homer," The Critic, New York, March 19, 1989, no. 839;
    H.B. Walton, "The Art Work of the Late George Inness," Metropolitan Magazine, New York, May 1899, p. 492, illustrated;
    L. Ireland, Works of George Inness, Texas, 1965, p. 12, no. 37, illustrated;
    H.B. Weinberg, "Thomas B. Clarke: Foremost Patron of American Art from 1872 to 1899," The American Art Journal, New York, May 1976, p. 77, no. 1;
    M. Quick, George Inness, A Catalogue Raisonné: Volume One, 1841-1879, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 2007, p. 66, no. 32, illustrated.




    Condition Report*: Wax-lined canvas; there appears to be minor areas of scattered craquelure; under UV exam, there appears to be inpainting along extreme edges as well as five large passages of inpainting in sky, the brook and center horizon line appear to be inpainted, and several scattered smaller spots of inpainting. Framed Dimensions 43 X 53 Inches
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