SOLD Winter Sports

by John Frederick Kensett (1816–1872)
Oil on canvas
18⅛ x 24 inches
Initialed and indistinctly dated lower left: JFK


The artist

American Art-Union, New York, New York, acquired from above, 1849

Z. C. Ladd, Boston, Massachusetts, acquired from above, 1849

Hirschl & Adler Galleries Inc., New York, New York

Private collection, acquired from above, 1964

Sale, Sotheby’s, New York, New York, January 18, 2024, lot 1, from above


American Art-Union, New York, New York, October–December 1849


Mary Bartlett Cowdrey, American Academy of Fine Arts and American Art-Union, Exhibition Records 1816–1852 (New York: The New-York Historical Society, 1953), 213, no. 99.

John Paul Driscoll and John K. Howat, John Frederick Kensett: An American Master (Worcester, MA: Worcester Art Museum, 1985), 61, fig. 29.

Artist Biography

Leading Hudson River School Painter Famous for New England Views

By Amy J. Carvel

Painting in a unique style, Kensett became known as one of America’s most beloved landscape painters and luminists, as well as a founder of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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

I. Biography

John Frederick Kensett

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