Moonrise Over a Snowy Landscape

by Walter Launt Palmer (1854–1932)
Watercolor, gouache, and crayon on paper laid down on board
19 15/16 x 23⅞ inches
Signed lower right: −W.L. PALMER−



The Gavit family, Santa Barbara, California, by 1930

Ann and Pete Jackson, by descent from above

Estate of above

Sale, Bonhams, New York, New York, November 24, 2020, lot 55, from above

Note: The Jacksons were prominent Santa Barbara philanthropists also known for their ranching, horse-breeding, and polo.

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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