New York: Fifth Avenue Art Galleries, James P. Silo Auctioneer, 1895, 1904. Softbound. Printed wraps. Unpaginated, appx. 32 pp. no illustrations. VG, original covers ARE NOT bound in. Item #164096
The firat catalogue bound into this book lists 187 works. Preface reads: "NOTE. The paintings enumerated in this Catalogue belong to the Estate of the late Mrs. Elizabeth Inness, the widow of George Inness, America's greatest landscape painter. Most of these paintings have been given by Mr. Inness to Mrs. Inness with the express desire that they should not be disposed of during her life time; it is therefore gratifying to know that some of the most superb examples of this celebrated master will be available to the collectors and amateurs." The date of publication is attributed based on research (A New York Times review of the sale), rather than being printed in the catalogue itself. The second catalogue is dated, and is further described as: Lists 240 works. Full title "Executor's Sale: Catalogue of paintings-- by the late-- George Inness, N.A. : on free exhibition from Saturday, February 2d at the Fifth Avenue Art Galleries" Message from executor: "The collection comprises the entire works of Mr. Inness, to be sold by the estate, and no other sale will be made. Neither catalogue is illustrated.
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