Alexander Helwig Wyant (American, 1836-1892)
Adirondacks-Early Autumn, alternatively titled Adirondack Lake, Autumn
Signed and dated "AH Wyant 1872" l.l., titled and signed "Adirondacs [sic] - Early Autumn/AH Wyant" in ink on a paper label affixed to the stretcher.
Oil on canvas, 20 1/8 x 28 1/4 in. (50.8 x 71.5 cm), in a period frame.
Condition: Lined, thinly brushed retouch to sky, fine craquelure.
Provenance: Alexander Gallery, New York; through to Shannon's, Fine American and European Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, April 25, 2002, as Lot 73; to a private New England collection.
Literature: Erin B. Coe and Gwendolyn Owens, Painting Lake George, 1774-1900 (Glens Falls, New York: Hyde Collection, 2005), exhibition catalog, p. 60, Plate 33; Antiques and the Arts Weekly, Oct. 3, 1980, p. 111.
Exhibitions: Hyde Collection, Glens Falls, New York, Painting Lake George, 1774-1900, June 5-September 11, 2005.
N.B. The painting is included on The Wyant Website as Ref. 116.010, under the title Adirondack Lake, Autumn.
Framed dimensions 33 x 41 inches.
Wax lined onto a rigid surface. Two tiny (1/8 in. diameter) dots of retouch, one to the u.r. corner and one to the l.r. corner. Craquelure is fine with no signs of any lifting or tenting.
It appears that the label on the stretcher may have been re-affixed from an earlier stretcher or backing board after the painting was lined.
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