#300. Barbizon Scene. 14 x 17.5, oil on board. "Gilbert Munger" faintly at the lower left.. Sold by Hill Auction Gallery, Sunrise, FL, as lot 0219A in their 26 September 2018 Live Auction, for $300 plus a 28% buyer's premium. The catalog entry titles the painting American River Scene. But the similarity with other paintings of France done by Munger in the Barbizon style tells us that it belongs in that category. The lines on the surface are reported to be scratches, not cracks in the panel. Subsequently available from Hans Michaels Fine Art, Minneapolis, MN, cleaned with a restored frame. Sold at Luther Auctions, St. Paul, MN, sale of 27 May 2019 as lot 0163, for $1,300 + 20%. #299 depicts the same scene. The image is from the Hill Auction Gallery web page.
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