Elm Bough, 1940by Daniel Garber (1880–1958)
28 x 30 inches
Signed lower right: Daniel Garber
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.
Renowned Pennsylvania Impressionist and founding member of the New Hope Art Colony
By Eve Perry
Garber was one of the most influential and successful of the Bucks County painters with his poetic depictions of sites around the Delaware River Valley and his intimate domestic scenes depicting his wife and children.