The painting is in very good condition, with paint loss and old inpainting throughout, and a large area of loss to the right of the roundhouse. Upon his death, "Lackawanna Valley" passed on to his daughter, who sold it in 1927. George Inness painted this scene of a train chugging through a bucolic landscape for the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad to commemorate the opening of their big, new train roundhouse in Scranton PA. Rather than celebrating nature in the tradition of the Hudson River School, George Inness' Lackawanna Valley seems to commemorate the onset of America's industrial age. The Knoedler purchase date was incorrectly published as 14 May in the 1996 NGA systematic catalogue. Birth Place: Newburgh (Orange county, New York state, United States) Biography: During the 1850s, the Tonalist painter George Inness lived in rural Medfield, Massachusetts, where he painted farm scenes which strongly resemble images of the French countryside as interpreted by Corot or Daubigny. The quality of the giclee print rivals traditional silver-halide and gelatin printing processes and is commonly found in museums and art galleries in New York City at the Metropolitan Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, and […] One of the most influential American artists of the nineteenth century, Inness was influenced, in turn, by the Old Masters, the Hudson River school, the Barbizon school, and, finally, the theology of Emanuel Swedenborg, whose spiritualism found vivid expression in the work of Inness's maturity (1879–1894). We mentioned the painting by George Inness of The Lackawanna Valley in class last week. Closed, East Building George Inness - The Lackawanna Valley - Google Art Project.jpg 5,093 × 3,416; 5.9 MB George Inness 003.jpg 2,832 × 1,884; 3.81 MB The Lackawanna Valley by George Inness, 1855, oil on canvas - National Gallery of Art, Washington - DSC00066.JPG 4,245 × 2,849; 3.16 MB The Lackawanna Valley is a c. 1855 painting by the American artist George Inness. Share. He also rented a studio there above that of painter William Page, who likely introduced the artist to Swedenborgianism. Rather than celebrating nature in the tradition of the Hudson River School, George Inness' Lackawanna Valley seems to commemorate the onset of America's industrial age. ), George Inness Buy George Inness The Lackawanna Valley pre- canvas reproductions - [ poster finish ( No. While documenting the achievements of the railroad, Inness also created a view of Scranton, Pennsylvania. The Lackawanna Valley, painted ca. [2] The information that Henry Schultheis was both consignor and purchaser at the 1938 sale was kindly provided by Grete Meilman, of Sotheby Parke Bernet's American painting department, in her letter of 11 July 1980 to Franklin Kelly (in NGA curatorial files). We just so happen to have a copy of this painting at Shippen hanging over the museum director's desk. 8 equivalent size ): Posters & Prints - FREE DELIVERY possible on eligible purchases In 1851 a patron named Ogden Haggerty sponsored Inness' first trip to Europe to paint and study. The Lackawanna Valley by George Inness. Paintings Also known as: Innes, George; Inness, George, Jr.; Inness, Georges, Jr. Paint was applied in a medium-thick film with highlights of the foliage in the foreground in impasto but otherwise wet-over-dry, with much visible brushwork. It was then owned by M. Knoedler & Co., New York. Although the canvas is signed and dated, the final digit of the year is unclear. 2832x1884 Nature And Culture Inness's Lackawanna Valley - Lackawanna Valley Painting. George Inness, American painter known especially for the luminous, atmospheric quality of his late landscapes. The artist took relatively few liberties with his composition, but in compliance with the wishes of his corporate patron, he intentionally exaggerated the prominence of the railroad's yet-to-be-completed roundhouse. But rather than highlighting the railroad, Inness poignantly contrasted the onset of industrialization with the now spoiled beauty of nature. Update: 2020-04-18. Painted in oil on canvas, it is one of Inness' most well-known works. (artist) Read our full Open Access policy for images. 0 0. Inness was paid $75 for the composition, which includes a mixture of pastoral and industrial elements. George Inness Artist Info American, 1825 - 1894 Title The Lackawanna Valley Dated c. 1856 Classification Painting Medium oil on canvas Dimensions overall: 86 x 127.5 cm (33 7/8 x 50 3/16 in.) [1], Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad,, Collections of the National Gallery of Art, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 11 August 2017, at 20:47. George Inness, né à Newburgh, New York le 1 er mai 1825 et mort à Bridge of Allan (en), en Écosse, le 3 août 1894 (à 69 ans), est un peintre américain.. Biographie. From Inness est le cinquième des treize enfants d'un épicier. His early works such as The Lackawanna Valley (1855) reflect the influence of Asher B. Durand and Thomas Cole, painters of the Hudson River school. While documenting the achievements of the Delaware, Lackawanna, and Western Railroad, Inness has also created a topographically convincing view of Scranton, Pennsylvania. 800x307 Inness The Lackawanna Valley Inn1945.4.1 - Lackawanna Valley Painting. From about 1855 to 1874 Inness ascended to the height of his powers with works such as the Delaware Water Gap (1861) and the Delaware…. In 1971, the painting underwent varnish removal and was restored. Description. George Inness - The Lackawanna Valley. 76, as The First Roundhouse of the D. L. and W. R. R. at Scranton); (Henry Schultheis Co., New York); (sale, Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, 24 February 1938, no. School: The Lackawanna Valley BY NICOLAI CIKOVSKY JR. George Inness' early work, during roughly the first decade (1840-50) of his career, has frequently been connected with the style of the Hudson River School,1 The painting was commissioned from Inness by John Jay Phelps the first president of the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad, and depicts the Lackawanna Valley in Pennsylvania at the site of the railroad's first roundhouse in Scranton.