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Provenance

Thomas Colville Fine Art, New Haven, Connecticut, 1983

Alexander Galleries, New York, New York, 1987

Private collection, Michigan

Godel & Co., New York, New York, acquired from above, 2010

Private collection, Florida

Sale, Shannon’s, Milford, Connecticut, October 27, 2016, lot 93, from above

 

Exhibited

Alexander Gallery, New York, New York, The Hudson River School: Congenial Observations, September 24–October 31, 1987 (as Adirondack Lake)

National Academy of Design, New York, New York, November 30–December 2, 2010

 

Literature

Alexander Acevedo, The Hudson River School: Congenial Observations (New York: Alexander Gallery, 1987), no. 34 (as Adirondack Lake).

An American Vision III (New York: Godel & Co., 2010).

Biography


Alexander Wyant was one of the nineteenth century’s most significant landscape painters, who helped to initiate the Tonalist movement of painting. Wyant’s sensitive tonalist style was inspired by the work of George Inness, who helped to establish Wyant as an artist. Wyant set up a studio in New York City in 1867 and began exhibiting at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National Academy of Design, the Boston Arts Club, and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. His loosely-painted, highly atmospheric works served as an important transition from the precision of the Hudson River School to the freedoms of Impressionism. Wyant’s paintings can be found in over seventy-five major collections, including The White House, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National Gallery of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

Alexander Helwig Wyant (1836–1892)
Autumn in the Adirondacks
Oil on canvas
20 1/16 x 30 1/16 inches
Signed lower center: AH Wyant
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