#47. On the Seine Near Nanterre. 12 x 18, oil on wood panel. "Gilbert Munger" lower left.
This French Barbizon scene has the same title as painting #247 and depicts a very similar scene. Paintings with this name were exhibited at the Winter Exhibition of the Hanover Gallery, London, in 1889-90 and in the summer exhibition of 1890. One was sold at the auction of the collection of Charles T. Yerkes on 6 Apil 1910 at Mendelsohn Hall in New York City, where it fetched $425: the buyer is listed as T. R. Benkhard. In the August Heckscher Collection at the Heckscher Museum, Huntington, NY, since 1959. IAP 34870042. See "Gilbert Munger: On the Trail" by Cummings, in Bulletin 1982, 10, Benton Museum of Art, Univ. of Connecticut, Storrs, p. 16.
Image from slide scan provided by Heckscher Museum.
© Michael D. Schroeder 18 July 2008