The Quiet Pondby Alexander Helwig Wyant (1836–1892)
15 x 22⅛ inches
Signed lower right: A.H. Wyant
Provenance Thomas Davies Fine Art, New Canaan, Connecticut
Literature Thomas Davies, Collecting Stories: 400 Paintings, 400 Stories (New York: Laynfaroh, 2008), 47.
Alexander Wyant was one of the nineteenth century’s most significant landscape painters, who helped to initiate the Tonalist movement of painting. Wyant’s sensitive tonalist style was inspired by the work of George Inness, who helped to establish Wyant as an artist. Wyant set up a studio in New York City in 1867 and began exhibiting at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National Academy of Design, the Boston Arts Club, and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. His loosely-painted, highly atmospheric works served as an important transition from the precision of the Hudson River School to the freedoms of