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John Henry Twachtman
American (1853-1902)

River under the Hills at Arques-la-Bataille, circa 1884
Oil on canvas, 15 x 22 inches
Inscribed J.H. Twachtman / signed by / T.W. Dewing lower left

Provenance

Estate of the artist
N.E. Montross, New York
American Art Association, American Art Galleries, New York, The Notable Collection of American Paintings belonging to Mr. N.E. Montross, February 27, 1919
Milch Galleries, New York, by 1921
American Art Association, New York, January 28-29, 1926, lot 149
American Art Association, New York, January 19, 1933, lot 77
Babcock Gallery, New York
To Reverend Van Hess, 1936
Amory Goddard, Sharon, Massachusetts
By descent to his granddaughters, until 2013

Exhibited

Dallas Art Association, Adolphus Hotel, Texas, Second Annual Exhibition: American and European Art, April 7-21, 1921, no. 272, as The Lake Under the Hill

Literature

American Art Association, New York, The Notable Collection of American Paintings belonging to Mr. N.E. Montross, sale catalogue, lot 40, illustrated

John Douglas Hale, The Life and Creative Development of John H. Twachtman, Ohio State University, 1957, vol. 2, catalogue G, pg. 464-465, no. 330A & 330B, both as Lake Under the Hills

Lisa N. Peters, John Twachtman (1853-1902) and the American Scene in the Late Nineteenth Century: The Frontier within the Terrain of the Familiar, 2 vols., Ph.D. Dissertation, City University of New York, 1955 (Ann Arbor, Michigan: University Microfilms International, 1996, pg. xxiii, 713 illustrations, 201)

Note

This painting is to be included in the forthcoming catalogue raisonné of the artist’s work being compiled by Lisa N. Peters, Ph.D. and Ira Spanierman.

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