A Mountain Trail, Colorado, 1868

by Worthington Whittredge (1820–1910)
Oil on canvas
10⅞ x 15⅝ inches
Signed lower left: W. Whittredge.; on verso: A mountain Trail. Colorado / by W. Whittredge / 1868


Othniel Charles Marsh, New Haven, Connecticut

Estate of above

Sale, Anderson Art Galleries, New York, New York, February 27, 1900, lot 98, from above

George Hubbard Pepper, Washington, DC

Private collection

Sale, Christie’s, New York, New York, November 30, 1995, lot 34, from above

Maryann and Al Friedman, Washington, DC, acquired from above

Sale, Sotheby’s, New York, New York, January 20, 2024, lot 7, from above

Related Work

Foothills Colorado, ca. 1870, oil on paper, 11¾ x 19¾ inches; Denver Art Museum, Colorado

Note: Othniel Charles Marsh was a professor of paleontology at Yale College and one of the leading figures in the field, having written about dozens of new species.

Maryann and Al Friedman assembled an incredible array of Hudson River School paintings over decades of collecting.

Artist Biography

Landscape painter of the Hudson River School known for his forest interiors and mountain vistas

By Eve Perry

Whittredge’s Edenic forest scenes, painted in the Hudson River School style, reveal a highly personal quality that comes from the artist’s great affection for the land he depicts.

I. Biography
II. Chronology
III. Collections
IV. Exhibitions
V. Memberships
VI. Suggested

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