Harbor Landscape, 1911by Henry Ward Ranger (1858–1916)
18⅛ x 25⅛ inches
Signed and dated lower left: .H.W. Ranger.1911.
Private collection, Pennsylvania
Sale, Briggs Auction, Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, January 28, 2022, lot 288
Private collection, New York, New York
Referred to as “the dean of the American landscape” by the New York Times in 1916, Henry Ward Ranger was one of the country’s most important Tonalists. Born in Syracuse, New York, Ranger developed his soft, atmospheric style after studying art in France and Holland. The young artist was deeply influenced by the moody, tonal landscape paintings of the Barbizon and Dutch Schools and began painting forest interiors in the Tonalist manner. He exhibited extensively at prestigious venues including the National Academy of Design, the Brooklyn Art Association, the Boston Art Club, and the Paris Salon, and won medals at