Sanford Robinson Gifford

(American, 1823-1880)

Mt. Washington from the Saco River, signed and dated 1856, oil on canvas, 12 x 21 in.; reproduction carved gilt wood and composition frame, 18 x 26-1/4 in.

Note: Vose Galleries label verso, shown as number 24413, n.d.

Gifford visited the White Mountains with a group of artist friends in 1854, and returned to this favorite locale many times until his death in 1880. No doubt the White Mountains were as inspiring a destination to the artist as Italy, Egypt, or the American West. With Mt. Chocorua's profile easily recognizable in the distance, the rest of the scene serves to simply move the viewer through the very unspecific foreground and on into the warm, summer atmosphere and the still snow covered peak beyond. The palette is very similar to another Mt. Chocorua scene, "Summer Afternoon" in the collection of The Newark Museum of Art and dated one year earlier. 

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Provenance:Vose Galleries, Boston, Massachusetts (label verso); The Estate of William N. Banks, Jr., Newnan, Georgia


Recently conserved by Colin Post, Painting Conservation, Asheville, North Carolina.  See full condition report online - https://brunkauctions.com/condition-report-sanford-robinson-gifford/

Estimate: $200,000 - $300,000
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