Description: oil on canvas
Dimensions: 9 1/4 by 13 5/8 inches
Medium: oil on canvas
Condition Report: Oil on canvas, canvas is lined. SURFACE: in generally good condition; work is thinly painted, so that canvas weave shows through; frame abrasion, particularly along the upper edge. UNDER UV: The signature appears to have been added over the varnish; there is no apparent inpainting.
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Exhibited: New York, American Fine Arts Society, Exhibition of the Paintings Left by the Late George Inness, N.A., 1894, no. 214, as Barbarini [sic] Villa, Italy
Art Institute of Chicago, Paintings by George Inness, 1895, no. 17, as Barbarini [sic] Villa, Italy
Literature: Art Institute of Chicago, Paintings in the Art Institute of Chicago: A Catalogue of the Picture Collection, 1961, p. 221
LeRoy Ireland, The Works of George Inness: An Illustrated Catalogue Raisonné, Austin, 1965, no. 596, p. 145
Carole Drachler, “George Inness: American Landscape Painter (1825–1894),” M.A. thesis, Northwestern University, 1969, pp. 37–39, illustrated
Michael Quick, George Inness: A Catalogue Raisonné, Volume One, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 2007, no. 390, p. 376, illustrated
Provenance: Estate of the artist (sale: Fifth Avenue Galleries, New York, February 12–14, 1895)
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Mr. and Mrs. Martin A. Ryerson (acquired from the above sale)
Acquired from the above as a gift, 1933