About This Artwork

John La Farge
American, 1835–1910

Snow Field, Morning, Roxbury, 1864

Oil on beveled mahogany panel
30.5 x 25.1 cm (12 x 9 7/8 in.)

Restricted gift of Mrs. Frank L. Sulzberger in memory of Mr. Frank L. Sulzberger, 1981.287

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

Possibly New York, National Academy of Design, annual exhibition, 1870, cat. 419, as "A Snowy Day."

Boston, Pierce & Co., 1878, cat. 4.

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, John La Farge Memorial Exhibition, December 1910-January 1911.

New York, Kennedy Galleries, 1966, cat. 5, as "Snow Landscape with Evergreen Tree."

Publication History

H. Barbara Weinberg, "John La Farge and the Relation of His Illustrations to His Ideal Art," American Art Journal 5 (May 1973) pp. 54-73 (ill.).

Richard J. Boyle, "American Impressionism," (Boston, 1974) p. 83 (ill.).

Annual Report (Art Institute of Chicago, 1981-82) p. 25 (ill.).

Henry La Farge, "John La Farge and the 1878 Auction of His Works," American Art Journal 15, 3 (Summer 1983) pp. 4-34 (ill.).

Master Paintings in The Art Institute of Chicago (Art Institute, 1988) p. 85 (ill.).

Ownership History

With Pierce & Co. Boston, by 1878; sold to Henry Lee Higginson, Boston, 1878; by descent to Alexander Higginson, Boston and England, until 1964; Kennedy Galleries, New York, 1964-68; Mr. and Mrs. Jacob M. Kaplan, New York, 1968-69; Kennedy Galleries, New York, 1969-81; sold to The Art Institute, 1981.

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