Lake Park, Michigan Avenue, Chicago, 1885

by John Franklin Waldo (1835–1920)
Oil on canvas
10 x 24 inches
Signed and dated lower left: J. FRANK WALDO. 1885




Joseph T. Gorman, Ohio

Estate of above

Sale, Aspire Auctions, Cleveland, Ohio, October 27–November 2, 2017, lot 22, from above (as Stroll in the park)

Private collection, New York, New York

Note: Today, Lake Park is known as Grant Park. The building visible at the center of the composition is the Interstate Exposition Building, which was demolished in 1890 to make way for the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition, the site of the current Art Institute of Chicago.

Joseph T. Gorman was the former chairman and chief executive officer of the automotive and aerospace company TRW Inc. and of Moxahela Enterprises, a venture capital firm.

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