#99. Vertical Landscape with Trees and Stream. 44 x 36.5, oil on canvas. "Gilbert Munger 1900" lower left.
For four other versions of this scene see #88, #165, #172, #232, and #256. One of them has a date of 1890 so the scene is certainly French, even though this one is date is dated after Munger returned to the U.S. The Baltimore Museum of Art label with "L.28.8.2" indicates the painting was loaned to the museum in 1928. Paintings #25, #38, and #167 have similar stickers. From Munger's estate to friend James Cresap Sprigg. Sold by the family at O'Neills Auction Co., Forest Hill MD, estate sale on 29 May 1999 for $2,800 + 10%.
Image from author's photo.
© Michael D. Schroeder 24 December 2013