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    BRUCE CRANE (American 1857-1937)
    Winter Stream, 1912
    Oil on canvas
    13in. x 17in.
    Signed and dated lower left: BRUCE CRANE N.A. 1912

    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. With its rich tonal gradations in the sky and stream, this painting demonstrates Bruce Crane's characteristic landscape style.

    Provenance: Rainone Galleries, Arlington, TX
    acquired from the above by the present owner

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



    Condition Report*: Very good condition; canvas has been reinforced with lining and restretched over new stretcher; some craquelure; two very small areas in center have been repaired.
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    May, 2006
    3rd-4th Wednesday-Thursday
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