Elm Bough, 1940

Daniel Garber (1880 - 1958)
Oil on canvas
28 x 30 inches
Signed lower right: Daniel Garber


The artist

Molly Woods Hare, Langhorne, Pennsylvania, acquired from above

Edward L. Johnstone, Princeton, New Jersey, bequeathed from above, 1956

Mrs. Edward L. Johnstone, wife of above, Florida, 1976

Private collection, by descent in the family

Sale, Sotheby’s, New York, New York, December 3, 2008, lot 85

Private collection, acquired from above

Sale, Shannon’s, Milford, Connecticut, October 27, 2022, lot 26


McClees Galleries, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1940


Artist’s Record Book I, 61, lines 25–26.

Lance Humphries, Daniel Garber: Catalogue Raisonné, vol. II (New York: Hollis Taggart Galleries, 2006), 266, no. P757.

Related Works (see following pages)

Vineclad Trees, 1916, oil on canvas, 51¾ x 56 inches, signed lower left corner; Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan

Tohickon, 1920, oil on canvas, 52¼ x 56¼ inches; Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC

Note: Molly Woods Hare (1881–1956) was an influential educator and founder of the Woods Schools, which served students with intellectual disabilities in Langhorne, Pennsylvania. Edward L. Johnstone worked as the president of the Woods Schools.

Daniel Garber painted this work in August of 1940.

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