[With] Milch Gallery, New York, New York, by 1965
[With] Joseph A. Safron, St. Louis, Missouri, ca. 1974–78
Private collection, 1978
[With] Meredith Long & Company, Houston, Texas (as The Palisades)
[With] Adelson Galleries, New York, New York (as The Palisades)
[With] Hirschl & Adler Galleries, New York, New York (as The Palisades)
[With] Heinley Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts, 2000
Private collection, acquired from above
Sale, Sotheby’s, New York, New York, December 11, 2020, lot 24, from above
Newhouse Galleries, New York, New York, The American Scene, 1820–1870: An Exhibition of the American Landscape by American Painters, 1944
Meredith Long & Company, Houston, Texas, A Delicate Balance: American Art and the Allure of Europe, November–December 2002, no. 5 (as The Palisades)
(Possibly) “Fine Arts,” The Evening Post (October 13, 1866): 1.
The American Scene, 1820–1870: An Exhibition of the American Landscape by American Painters (New York: Newhouse Galleries, 1944), 36.
LeRoy Ireland, The Works of George Inness: An Illustrated Catalogue Raisonné (Austin: University of Texas Press, 1965), 280, no. 1130.
American Art Review 1, no. 5 (July–October 1974): 15.
Antiques 158, no. 5 (November 2000): 665.
Jay E. Cantor, A Delicate Balance: American Art and the Allure of Europe (Houston: Meredith Long & Company, 2002), n.p., no. 5 (as The Palisades).
Michael Quick, George Inness: A Catalogue Raisonné, Volume 1: 1841–1879 (New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2007), 508–9, no. 581.
Palisades on the Hudson, ca. 1866 or 1876, oil on board, 9¼ x 14 inches, signed lower right: G. Inness; Collection of Jack Hollihan and Mary Ann Apicella
Spring at Montclair (The Palisades, Montclair, NJ), ca. 1876–77, oil on canvas, 11½ x 17½ inches, signed lower left: G. Inness; Worcester Art Museum, MassachusettsNote: In reference to this painting, scholar Michael Quick comments that in 1866, Inness was reported to be working in his studio on a “striking picture of the Hudson River as seen from the Palisades. The subject is a bold one, and is handled in the artist’s masterly manner.” According to the Boston Evening Transcript, Inness spent part of summer 1876 sketching “in the valley back of the Palisades” in New Jersey, and a Newark newspaper cited the artist’s participation in a December 1876 exhibition with another painting of the Hudson. These occurrences explain the two different possible dates for this work. The view probably looks from New Jersey toward Manhattan, toward the point where the Harlem River flows into the Hudson River. The related work by the same title is a near exact study for the present work.  Michael Quick, George Inness: A Catalogue Raisonné, Volume 1: 1841–1879 (New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2007), 508.  Ibid.
American landscape Tonalist painter driven by a zealous spirit to portray truth in nature
By William Tylee Ranney Abbott
George Inness’ individualistic, expressive style, and commitment to the visual representation of Swedenborgian principles reinvented the landscape genre, ushering in a new era of American art.
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George Inness was born on May 1st, 1825