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    GEORGE INNESS (American, 1825-1894)
    The Hermit, circa 1883-85
    Oil on board
    12 x 18 inches (30.5 x 45.7 cm)
    Signed lower right: G. Inness

    PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED PRIVATE COLLECTOR

    PROVENANCE:
    Estate of the artist (sold: Fifth Avenue Art Galleries, New York, February 12-14, 1895, no. 21);
    Charles L Hutchinson, Chicago, Illinois, acquired from the above;
    Mr. and Mrs. Carl T. Schuenemann, St. Paul, Minnesota, by descent from the above;
    Minnesota Museum of Art, St. Paul, Minnesota, 1966, gift from the above (label verso);
    Mr. and Mrs. Myron Kunin, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1979;
    Regis Corporation, Minneapolis, Minnesota;
    Christies, New York, December 2, 1988, lot 125 (labels verso);
    Collection of Arthur Byron Phillips;
    Sotheby's, New York, American Paintings, Drawings & Sculpture, December 3, 2009, lot 87;
    Acquired by the present owner from the above.

    EXHIBITED:
    American Fine Arts Society, New York, "Exhibition of the Paintings Left by the Late George Inness," December 27, 1894, no. 189.

    LITERATURE:
    L. Ireland, The Works of George Inness: An Illustrated Catalogue Raisonné, Austin, Texas, 1965, no. 1189, p. 295;
    M. Quick, George Inness: A Catalogue Raisonné, vol. 2, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 2007, no. 807, p. 136, illustrated.




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    Condition Report*: Professional varnish layer; minor frame abrasions along top, left and right extreme edges; under UV exam, appears to be approx 1.5 in. horizontal line of in-painting surrounded by multiple pinpoints of in-painting in foliage at upper center left, and small dot of in-painting approx. 2.5 in. to the right of hermit (in lower right quadrant). Framed Dimensions 19.5 X 25.5 Inches
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    December, 2013
    5th Thursday
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