03-22-2002 03-22-2002
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2129 Boston
March 22, 2002 04:00 PMCalender

James Hope (American, 1818-1892) Forest Glen

Auction: Sale #2129 - 2129 Location: Boston Date / Time: March 22, 2002 4:00PM


James Hope (American, 1818-1892)

Forest Glen
Signed "J.Hope A.N.A" l.l.
Oil on canvas, 40 x 51 in. (101.7 x 129.5 cm), framed.
Condition: Lined, retouched, craquelure.

N.B. The lot is accompanied by a handwritten letter from Hope to "Dearest," dated April 20, 1867, which references Forest Glen. Hope writes "(he is) going to send (his) 'Forest Glen' to Chicago, for exhibition in the Crosby Art Gallery" and explains the favorable terms the gallery offered him to procure the piece. The lot also includes The Hope Paintings, by Larry Freeman, 1961, where the piece is referenced and reproduced on pages 78, 79, and 89. While on exhibit, the New York Times hailed Forest Glen as "one of the chef d'oeuvres of American art."
Estimate $15,000-20,000


James Hope, Forest Glen, Chicago, Crosby Art Gallery, Larry Freeman, the New York Times, chef