About This Artwork

George Inness
American, 1825–1894

After a Summer Shower, 1894

Oil on canvas
81.9 x 107.6 cm (32 1/4 x 42 3/8 in.)
Signed lower right: "G. Inness 1894"

Edward B. Butler Collection, 1911.29

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

New York, Union League Club, "Exhibition of Paintings," December 1894, no. 67.

New York, Manhattan Club, "Paintings Loaned by Members," March 19-23, 1896, no. 1.

New York, Union League Club, "The Paintings of Two Americans," March 10-12, 1898, no. 25.

New York, Lotos Club, "Exhibition of Paintings from the Collection of Mr. Emerson McMillin," March 29-31, 1902, no. 18.

Chicago, Henry Reinhardt Galleries, "An Exhibition of Eighteen Pictures by the American Master of Landscape Painting, the Late George Inness," 1911, no. 1.

Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, "Directions in Twentieth Century American Painting," 1961, no. 7.

The Grand Rapids Art Museum, "Themes in American Painting," 1977, no. 45.

Publication History

Michael Quick, George Inness, a Catalogue Raisonne, vol. 2 (Rutgers University Press, 2007), no. 1140, pl. 248.

Moira Harris et al., "Minnesota Modern: Four Artists of the Twentieth Century," (Afton Press, 2015), (ill.).

Ownership History

Thomas B. Clarke (sale, American Art Galleries, American Art Association, New York) 1899; Emerson McMillin, New York, from 1899 to 1911; Reinhardt Galleries, Chicago, 1911; sold to Edward B. Butler, Chicago, 1911; given to the Art Institute, 1911.

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