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#241. Waterfalls - an Oval Pair.   21 x 18, oil on canvas relined. "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. 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. Later in 2005 he sold them to a collector in the Washington DC area. They subsequently have since been restored and reframed as shown here. Image from owner's email.



© Michael D. Schroeder   1 September 2014
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