SOLD Big Salmon Pool

by Ogden Minton Pleissner (1905–1983)
Watercolor on paper
15⅞ x 25¾ inches (sight size)
Signed lower left: Pleissner


The artist

Family of G. Macculloch Miller, commissioned from above

Estate of Flora Whitney Miller, from above

[With] The Sporting Gallery and Bookshop, New York, New York

Sale, Sotheby’s, New York, New York, May 28, 1987, lot 365, from estate of Flora Whitney Miller

Private collection, Massachusetts

Sale, Skinner Auctions, Marlborough, Massachusetts, May 21, 2021, lot 62

Note: Flora Whitney Miller (1897–1986) was the daughter of Gertrude Vanderbilt and Harry Payne Whitney and was a great collector and patron of the arts. In 1927, she married her second husband G. Macculloch Miller. This work was commissioned from the artist by the Miller family and depicts the York River on Gaspé Peninsula, Québec, one of the most desirable locales for Atlantic salmon fishing.

Artist Biography

Famous American Sporting Artist and a “Good Academician”[1]

By Amy Spencer

Ogden Pleissner was a realist artist whose passion for the outdoors translated as a powerful emotional presence in his paintings.

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

I. Biography

Ogden Minton Pleissner was a twentieth century artist whose traditional images of city scenes, landscapes, battle fields, and sporting subjects were realistically detailed, yet uniquely evocative. He had some academic art training; however, Pleissner always credited his painting skills to

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