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American Expatriates

George Inness

American (1825-1894)

Summer, Montclair, 1887
Oil on canvas, 38 x 28 1/2 inches

Signed and dated G. Inness 1887 lower right

Provenance

Mr. and Mrs. John J. Albright, Buffalo, New York, by 1907
George Bates Harrington, Chicago, Illinois, 1925-1960
By descent to Miss Mary Bates Harrington, Chicago, Illinois, until 1960
Estate of the above
Sold by the above at Christie’s, New York, 25 May 2000, lot 43
Acquired by Edgar M. Bronfman, 2000-2013
Estate of Edgar M. Bronfman, 2013-2016

Exhibited

Buffalo, New York, Buffalo Fine Arts Academy, Albright Art Gallery, Loan Collection of Paintings Owned by Citizens of Buffalo, October 10-24, 1907, no. 75, illustrated.

Buffalo, New York, Buffalo Fine Arts Academy, Albright Art Gallery, Seventh Annual Exhibition of Selected Paintings by American Artists, May 21-September 2, 1912, pp. 23, 39, no. 79, illustrated.

St. Louis, Missouri, City Art Museum, Seventh Annual Exhibition of Selected Paintings by American Artists, September 1912, p. 48, no. 62 (as Summer).

Buffalo, New York, Buffalo Fine Arts Academy, Albright Art Gallery, Paintings by the Late George Inness Owned by Buffalonians, December 14, 1918-March 1919.

Buffalo, New York, Buffalo Fine Arts Academy, Albright Art Gallery, Exhibition of Paintings and Tapestries Collected by Mr. and Mrs. John J. Albright, June 2-September 6, 1921, pp. 5, 15, no. 1, illustrated.

Buffalo, New York, Buffalo Fine Arts Academy, Albright Art Gallery, George Inness Centennial Exhibition, 1825-1925, October 30-November 30, 1925, no. 34.

Chicago, Illinois, Terra Museum of American Art, by 1995-2000, on loan.

Literature

“The Loan Collection of Paintings Owned by Citizens of Buffalo,” Academy Notes, vol. 3, no. 6, Buffalo, New York, November 1907, p. 97, illustrated

“Paintings by the Late George Inness Owned by Buffalonians, on Exhibition at the Albright Art Gallery,” Academy Notes, vol. 14, no. 2, Buffalo, New York, April-June 1919, pp. 42-43, illustrated

The International Studio, vol. 74, no. 296, November 1921, p. 3

The Buffalo Arts Journal, vol. 7, no. 8, November 1925, p. 9, illustrated

L. Ireland, Works of George Inness, Austin, Texas, 1965, p. 312, no. 1246, illustrated

M. Possley, “Greek Fugitive Charged in the Case of the Purloined Paintings,” Chicago Tribune, February 17, 1988
M. Quick, George Inness: A Catalogue Raisonné, vol. 2, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 2007, pp. 212-14, no. 914, pl. 189, illustrated

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