SOLD Late Spring Thaw

by Walter Launt Palmer (1854–1932)
Watercolor on paper
3⅝ x 5¼ inches
Inscribed, dated, and signed (on verso attachment): For Mrs. A.B. Stone- / April. 23- 1887 / Walter L. Palmer.


Mrs. A. B. Stone, 1887

Sale, Frank H Boos Gallery, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, January 15, 2003, lot 577

Private collection

Sale, Neal Auction, New Orleans, Louisiana, December 2, 2006, lot 477, from above

Private collection, Albany, New York

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

Related Works

January, 1887, oil on canvas, 25⅛ x 35 inches, signed and dated lower right: W L Palmer / 1887; Private collection

Yellow Sunset, 1888, pastel on paper, 16¾ x 21¾ inches; Albany Institute of History & Art, New York

Woods in Winter, watercolor on board, 19 x 25 1/16 inches, signed lower right; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts

Note: This watercolor shares the same composition as Walter Launt Palmer’s larger oil painting titled January, for which he was awarded the Hallgarten prize at the National Academy of Design in 1887.

Artist Biography

An important nineteenth-century American artist widely celebrated for his incandescent snow scenes and depictions of Venice, Italy.

By Chelsea DeLay

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

I. Biography

The son of sculptor Erastus Dow Palmer, Walter Launt Palmer was born in 1854 in Albany, New York. During his youth, he was immersed in a steady stream of artists visiting the Palmer family home and spent time in the presence of Frederic Edwin Church, John Frederick Kensett, and Jervis

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