05-18-2012 05-18-2012
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2598B Boston
May 18, 2012 12:00 PMCalender

Jasper Francis Cropsey (American, 1823-1900) The Old Mill

Auction: American & European Works of Art - 2598B Location: Boston Date / Time: May 18, 2012 12:00PM


Jasper Francis Cropsey (American, 1823-1900)

The Old Mill
Signed and dated "J.F. Cropsey/Aug. 1847" l.r.
Oil on canvas, 16 x 22 1/2 in. (40.6 x 57.2 cm), framed.
Condition: Canvas trimmed of tacking edge and lined, small area of retouch l.r.

Provenance: Possibly, William S. Chanley, 1848, as Mountain Stream, "about 21 x 30 inches"; Chapellier Galleries, New York; Private Collection, Beloit Wisconsin; Sotheby's New York, September 26, 1990, Lot 16, as The Old Mill; Sotheby's New York, March 22, 1992, Lot 25; A. J. Kollar, Fine Painting, Seattle, Washington by 2005; Shannon's Fine Art Auctioneers, Greenwich, Connecticut, October 20, 2005, Lot 29.

Literature: William S. Talbot, Jasper F. Cropsey, 1823-190 (New York and London: Garland Publishing, Inc., 1977), pp. 48-49; no. 19, pp. 338-339, illustrated as Highland Streams.

N.B. This painting will be included in the forthcoming catalogue raisonné of the work of Jasper F. Cropsey, in preparation by the Newington-Cropsey Foundation, Hastings on Hudson, New York.

According to Kenneth Maddox, this painting is the only extant painting by Cropsey painted in Scotland during his month-long stay there. Later, in Rome, the artist developed a number of his Scottish sketches into paintings.

Estimate $40,000-60,000


Francis Cropsey, The Old Mill, William S. Chanley, Mountain Stream, Chapellier Galleries, Greenwich, Seattle, Shannon's Fine Art Auctioneers, Connecticut, William S. Talbot, London, Garland Publishing Inc., Highland Streams, Kenneth Maddox, Newington-Cropsey Foundation, Hastings on Hudson, Scotland