Moonrise Over a Snowy Landscapeby Walter Launt Palmer (1854–1932)
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.
An important nineteenth-century American artist widely celebrated for his incandescent snow scenes and depictions of Venice, Italy.
By Chelsea DeLay
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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