George Inness (American, Newburgh, New York 1825–1894 Bridge of Allan, Scotland)
Oil on canvas
22 1/4 x 30 3/8 in. (56.5 x 77.2 cm)
Gift of Several Gentlemen, 1899
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
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