A  Ledge On South Mountain, In The Catskills
© President and Fellows of Harvard College
Identification and Creation
Object Number
2006.1
People
Sanford Robinson Gifford, American (Greenfield, NY 1823 - 1880 New York, NY)
Title
A Ledge on South Mountain, in the Catskills
Other Titles
Former Title: Kaaterskill Clove
Former Title: Kauterskill Clove
Classification
Paintings
Work Type
painting
Date
c. 1861-1862
Places
Creation Place: North America, United States, New York State
Culture
American
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
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.)
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.
Aquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Sanford Gifford, M.D.
Accession Year
2006
Object Number
2006.1
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
Publication History

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

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 & 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.

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Gifford"" (thesis (certificate in conservation), Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies, June 2006), Unpublished, pp. 1-8 passim

Subjects and Contexts

Collection Highlights

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