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A Ledge on South Mountain, in the Catskills


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American (Greenfield, NY 1823 - 1880 New York, NY)
A Ledge on South Mountain, in the Catskills, c. 1861-1862
Former Title: Kaaterskill Clove
Former Title: Kauterskill Clove
Painting
American
,
19th century
Creation Place: New York State, United States
Oil on canvas
32.7 x 27.3 cm (12 7/8 x 10 3/4 in.)
frame: 43.8 x 38.1 x 5.7 cm (17 1/4 x 15 x 2 1/4 in.)
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Sanford Gifford, M.D.
, 2006.1
Department of American Paintings, Sculpture & Decorative Arts
,
Provenance
Gift from the artist to Dr. James C. Gifford; to his cousin by marriage, Mrs. Sanford R. (Alice) Gifford; to her son, Dr. Sanford Gifford, Cambridge, MA, 1985; his gift to the Harvard Art Museums, 2006.
Bibliography
John F. Weir, A Memorial Catalogue of the Paintings of Sanford Robinson Gifford, N.A., exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art (1881), no. 298

Ila Weiss, Sanford R. Gifford, Garland Publishers, Inc. (New York, 1977), pp. 231-232, fig. VII C 10

Ila Weiss, Poetic Landscape: The Art and Experience of Sanford R. Gifford, University of Delaware Press (Newark, DE, 1987), p. 230 (ill.), p. 231

Sandra Kelberlau, "How One Landscape-Painter Paints: The Technique of Sanford Robinson Gifford", (thesis (certificate in conservation), Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies, June 2006), Unpublished, pp. 1-8 passim

Michael Altman, Kevin Avery and Donald Christensen, An Artist's Legacy and a Dealer's Admiration: Paintings by Sanford Robinson Gifford from Important American Collections, exh. cat., Michael Altman Fine Art & and Advisory Services, LLC (New York, NY, 2012), pl. 14

Theodore E. Stebbins, Jr. and Melissa Renn, American Paintings at Harvard, Volume One: Paintings, Watercolors, and Pastels by Artists Born before 1826, Yale University Press and Harvard Art Museums (Cambridge and New Haven, 2014), pp. 34, 222-23, cat. 173, ill.