Asher Brown Durand

(American, 1796-1886)

Franconia Range from the South with Village of South Woodstock, New Hampshire, 1857, signed and dated lower left "A.B. Durand/1857", oil on canvas, 36 x 54 in.; probably original fine period carved gilt wood and composition frame, 47 x 66 in.

Exhibited: Hirschl & Adler Galleries, New York, Faces and Places, Changing Images of 19th Century America, December 5 1972-January 6, 1973,  illus. page  26.

Literature: Campbell, Catherine H., and Donald D. Keyes. The White Mountains: Place and Perceptions, Hanover, New Hampshire: Univ. Press of New England, 1981. discussed p. 48, illustrated p. 51, fig. 58.

The original owner, A.A. Low (1811-1893), was a merchant in the China Trade. This is probably the painting lent by Low in 1858 to the National Academy of Design, New York, as no. 431. 

small label of unknown origin attached verso "#26791/Picture"

 [white mountains]

Provenance:Purchased from the artist by Mr. and Mrs. A.A. Low, Brooklyn, New York; William G. Low (her son), until 1935; Hirschl & Adler Galleries, New York, NY, purchased January 6, 1973, for $150,000 for two paintings (accompanied by copy of original receipt); The Estate of William N. Banks, Jr., Newnan, Georgia


wax and linen lined, area of possibly incomplete re-touch lower left, crackle; frame in good condition, some cracking and minimal wear  commensurate with age, see full condition report by Painting Conservation, Asheville, North Carolina online - https://brunkauctions.com/condition-report-asher-brown-durand/

Estimate: $300,000 - $500,000
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