Jasper Francis Cropsey (American, 1823-1900)
Lake View in Fall, alternatively titled Autumn Foliage on the Ramapo River
Signed and dated "J.F. Cropsey 1889" l.l.
Watercolor, gouache, and pencil on paper 17 x 27 in. (43.2 x 70.5 cm), framed.
Condition: Not examined out of frame.
Provenance: Christie's New York, Important American Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture of the 18th, 19th and 20th Centuries, Friday, December 2, 1988, Lot 23; to a private New Jersey collection.
Exhibitions: American Watercolor Society, Twenty-second Annual Exhibition, held at the National Academy of Design, New York, 1889, as no. 749, as Autumn Foliage on the Ramapo River.
Sheet size is 17 x 27 3/4 inches.
There are old glue stains that present as 15 dots around the margins of the recto; these measure about 1-1/2 to 2 inches in diameter. Gentle toning to the sheet on the recto, with slightly darker toning to the reverse of the sheet, likely from contact with an old frame backing, now replaced. Some mat burn to the recto, particularly along the top edge and upper right corner. Old hinges and glue residue along the top edge of the reverse, and with two recent tape hinges at the upper edges of the vertical sides of the reverse, to hold the work within the mat.
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