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#20. Evening on Cheat River.   9 x 12, oil on canvas. "Gilbert Munger" lower left. Labels verso from A&S Fine Arts Inc, Yonkers NY, and Raydon Gallery, NYC. A painting of this title was shown at the 1866 National Academy of design show in New York City. Cheat River is in West Virginia and was accessible via railroad from major east coast cities then. On the other hand, the painting does not look much like Cheat River topographically. Sold by Raydon Gallery in 1978 or later and ended up (probably directly) with a collector in Kansas. Bought by Gordon Harrison of Hannibal, Missouri, at a 2014 estate sale in Wichita, Kansas. IAP 60940957. Photo of painting located; copy requested.

© Michael D. Schroeder   14 July 2015