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#241. Waterfalls - an Oval Pair.   21 x 18, oil on canvas. "Munger" lower right on one painting, somewhat indistinct. This pair of paintings is on identical oval stretchers. One of the pair is signed indistinctly (below left). Alfred Harrison of North Point Gallery, San Francisco, points out that it was common practice to sign only one when a pair was intended by the artist to stay together.

  

The stretcher on one shows what is probably the title in pencil, although this to is hard to decypher (above right). The current conjecture is that these are early works by Munger showing an American waterfall from two slightly different vantage points, although it is possible that these are two different waterfalls. Any information that readers can provide would be appreciated. The paintings appeared in a Virginia estate in 2005 where they were discovered by the dealer Donald. P. Williams. Images from Mr. Williams' email.



© Michael D. Schroeder   31 August 2013
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