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The Artist Sketching

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American (Setauket, NY 1807 - 1868 Setauket, NY)
The Artist Sketching, c. 1855
Painting
American
,
19th century
Oil on artist's board
23.5 x 16.5 cm (9 1/4 x 6 1/2 in.)
framed: 59.1 x 52.1 cm (23 1/4 x 20 1/2 in.)
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Daniel A. Pollack, Class of 1960, American Art Acquisition Fund
, 2008.15
Department of American Paintings, Sculpture & Decorative Arts
,
Marks
inscription: Inscription: in pencil on verso "property of Victor + Nina Sparks" CA5469
label: Sticker: No.56843 PICTURE
stamp: Stamps: two stamps in black on verso of composite board: "K PHOTO"
Provenance
Victor Spark, New York; Mrs. Norman B. Woolworth, New York, c. 1960s-1980; Coe Kerr Gallery, New York; Sarah Mleczko Fine Art, New York; private collection, 1994-2001; Sotheby's, New York, May 24, 2001, "American Paintings, Drawings, and Sculpture," New York, lot 99; Richard Manoogian Collection, Detroit, 2001-2007; Michael Altman Fine Art, New York, 2007-2008.
Bibliography
William A. Farnsworth Library and Art Museum, Intimate American Paintings from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Norman B. Woolworth, exh. cat., (Rockland, Maine, 1960), cat. 3

Coe Kerr Gallery, Inc., The American Painting Collection of Mrs. Norman B. Woolworth, exh. cat., (New York, 1970), p. 49, cat. 82

Margaret V. Wall, The Mount Brothers: An Exhibition, exh. cat., (Stony Brook, Long Island, 1974), cat. 94

Alfred V. Frankenstein, William Sidney Mount, (New York, 1975), p. 324, pl. 122

American Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, auct. cat., (New York, NY, 2001), lot. 99

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. 351-52, cat. 317, ill.

Exhibition History
The Mount Brothers: An Exhibition, The Suffolk Museum at Stony Brook, 08/23/1947 - 09/28/1947
Intimate American Paintings from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Norman B. Woolworth, William A. Farnsworth Library and Art Museum, 08/04/1960 - 09/04/1960
The American Paintings Collection of Mrs. Norman B. Woolworth: An Exhibition for the Benefit of the Girl Scout Council of Greater New York, Coe Kerr Gallery, Inc., 11/10/1970 - 11/28/1970