Chilean Andes, Cypress Valley

by Henry A. Ferguson (1845–1911)
Oil on canvas
24⅛ x 18 13/16 inches
On verso: Chilean Andes / Cypress Valley / Henry A. Ferguson; estate stamp on verso

Information

Provenance

(Possibly) Sale, Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, New York, 1940

James St. L. Toole, New York, New York

Private collection, Florida

Private collection, New York, New York, acquired from above

Note: A label on the back reads: “From the rocky gorge, with its vineclad walls and feathery waterfall, are seen the valley and the stupendous snow-capped peaks of the Chilean Andes. Overhead is a blue sky. A subtle feeling of the tropics pervades the canvas.” In the early 1870s Ferguson traveled and painted in South America, with his home base in Santiago, Chile.

Artist Biography

Henry A. Ferguson was born in Glens Falls, New York. During the 1860s, he moved to Albany and there received instruction from Homer D. Martin and George Boughton. Soon after, Ferguson moved to New York City where he kept a studio. Although always based in America, the artist traveled widely, painting scenes of Europe, Mexico, South America, and Egypt, which greatly contributed to his initial success; his views of New England were also well-loved. According to The New York Times, Ferguson mostly painted “landscapes and architectural paintings, the artist’s careful technique having brought him especial recognition in the latter class.”

Read More

Henry A. Ferguson was born in Glens Falls, New York. During the 1860s, he moved to Albany and there received instruction from Homer D. Martin and George Boughton. Soon after, Ferguson moved to New York City where he kept a studio. Although always based in America, the artist traveled widely, painting scenes of Europe, Mexico, South America, and Egypt, which greatly contributed to his initial success; his views of New England were also well-loved. According to The New York Times, Ferguson mostly painted “landscapes and architectural paintings, the artist’s careful technique having brought him especial recognition in the latter class.” Ferguson frequently exhibited at The Art Institute of Chicago, Boston Art Association, and National Academy of Design. His work can be seen at The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College, and Adirondack Museum.

Read Less

Contact Us About This Painting





    This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

    Related Subjects


      Go To Top