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The Delaware Valley

Artist:
George Inness (American, Newburgh, New York 1825–1894 Bridge of Allan, Scotland)
Date:
ca. 1863
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
22 1/4 x 30 3/8 in. (56.5 x 77.2 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Gift of Several Gentlemen, 1899
Accession Number:
99.27
Not on view
This panoramic view depicts the scenic Delaware Valley in Pennsylvania, where the Delaware River cuts through the Kittatinny Mountains to New Jersey. Although the canvas is signed and dated, the final digit of the year is unclear. All evidence, however, points to 1863 as the picture’s date of execution.
Signature: [at lower left]: G. Inness 186[3]
Thomas B. Clarke, New York, by 1889–1899; sale, American Art Association, New York, 17 Feb. 1899, no. 365; subscribers to a fund for its presentation to the museum (William E. Dodge, John S. Kennedy, H.O. Havemeyer, Collis P. Huntington, Darius O. Mills, Thomas B. Clarke); Cornelius Vanderbilt, Herber R. Bishop, Frederick W. Rhinelander, Edward D. Adams, George F. Baker, Morris K. Jesup, Mrs. Alfred Corning Clark, Charles Stewart Smith, and William L. Andrews), 1899
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