Walter Launt Palmer | The Pine Grove

WALTER LAUNT PALMER
American, 1854–1932

The Pine Grove

Signed W.L. PALMER; also inscribed with the artist's name and titled Under the Pines on the backing
Oil, gouache and graphite on millboard
30 x 22 inches (76.2 x 55.9 cm)
Framed: 36½ x 28½ inches (92.7 x 72.4 cm)
 
The artist was on the special committee for the exhibition and sale to benefit the New York Allied War Relief Fund and The Pine Grove was his only contribution to the auction at the American Art Association. 

We are grateful to the Brooklyn Museum Libraries and Archives for their assistance in cataloguing this work. 

Provenance
The Artist (sale, American Art Association, New York, 168 American paintings and sculpture contributed by artists for the Relief Fund of the American Artists' Relief Committee of One Hundred co-operating with the Fraternité des Artistes, Paris and for New York Allied War Relief, May 4, 1917, lot 154) 
Collier Whittemore Baird, New Jersey and New York
Thence by descent to the previous owner

Exhibited
New York, National Academy of Design, 1912, no. 164, as Under the Pines
Washington, DC, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, The Paintings of Walter Launt Palmer, 1913, no. 11

Literature
Florence N. Levy, American Art Annual, Washington, 1917, vol. XIV, p. 382
Maybelle Mann, Walter Launt Palmer: Poetic Reality, Exton, Pennsylvania, 1984, p. 173, no. 1155

$55,000

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