Sketch from Nature: Pear Tree in Blossom, 1874

David Johnson (1827 - 1908)
Oil on canvas
20 x 13½ inches
Monogrammed and dated lower right: DJ May 17 / 1874; on verso: Sketch from nature / Pear Tree in / Blossom. / David Johnson / 1874.


M.R. Schweitzer Gallery, New York, New York

Sale, Sotheby Parke-Bernet, New York, New York, December 8, 1983, lot 37

Graham Gallery, New York, New York, acquired from above

Private collection, acquired from above, ca. 1983

Sale, Sotheby’s, New York, New York, June 6, 1997, lot 238, from above

Private collection, acquired from above

Sale, Christie’s, New York, New York, January 18, 2024, lot 280


Gwendolyn Owens, “A Working List of Paintings by David Johnson,” in Nature Transcribed: The Landscapes and Still Lifes of David Johnson (1827-1908) (Ithica, NY: Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, 1988), 81 (as Study from Nature: Pear Tree and Blossom).

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