Collection

Sanford Robinson Gifford
American, 1823-1880

Lago Maggiore, 1854
Oil on canvas
Gift of Matthew Vassar
1864.1.33
School: Hudson River
Period: 19th c
Classification: Painting
Dimensions: Framed: 12 3/4 x 16 7/8 x 3 1/4 in. (32.39 x 42.86 x 8.26 cm) Unframed: 5 3/4 x 10 1/4 in. (14.61 x 26.04 cm)
Signatures, Inscriptions and Markings v
Signed and dated (LR): S R Gifford 54 (?)
Provenance v
Collections: Elias Magoon
Published References v
Avery, Kevin J. and Franklin Kelly, Hudson River School Visions: The Landscapes of Sanford R. Gifford (New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art 2003), repr. p 198, fig. 130; All Seasons and Every Light, (Poughkeepsie: FLLAC, 1983), p. 56, repr.; America and the Grand Tour: Sanford Robinson Gifford at Home and Abroad, (Poughkeepsie: FLLAC, 1991) Phagan, Patricia, Past Time: Geology in European and American Art, (London: D Giles Limited, 2018) p.86-87. repr. p.87, fig. 29.
Exhibition History v
Dallas, Texas, Dallas Museum of Art, "The Painted Sketch: American Impressions from Nature, 1830-1880," June 21- September 20, 1998. Poughkeepsie, NY, FLLAC, Vassar College, "America and the Grand Tour: Sanford Robinson Gifford at Home and Abroad," April 17 - June 9, 1991. Poughkeepsie, NY, Vassar College Art Gallery, "All Seasons and Every Light" 14 Oct. - 16 Dec. 1983 Lincoln, MA, DeCordova and Dana Museum and Park, "All Seasons and Every Light" 5 Feb. - 25 March, 1984. West Palm Beach, FL, Norton Museum of Art, "All Seasons and Every Light" 25 March - 1 July 1984. Evanston, IL, Mary and Leigh Block Gallery, Northwestern University, "All Seasons and Every Light" 16 Nov. 1984 - 13 Jan. 1985. Poughkeepsie, NY, The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College, "Humanizing Landscapes: Geography, Culture and the Magoon Collection" 5 Oct. - 20 Dec. 2000. Cat. no.21, repr. p.6 Poughkeepsie, New York, The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College, "Past Time: Geology in European and American Art," September 21 - December 9, 2018. Cat. no. 29, repr. Ithaca, New York, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, "Past Time: Geology in European and American Art," February 16 - May 12, 2019. Cat. no. 29, repr.
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