About This Artwork

George Inness
American, 1825-1894

Threatening, 1891

Oil on canvas
76.8 x 116.2 cm (30 1/4 x 45 3/4 in.)
Signed lower left: "G. Inness 1891"

Edward B. Butler Collection, 1911.33

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

Chicago, World's Columbian Exposition, May 1-October 31, 1893.

Publication History

Carolyn Kinder Carr, et al., "Revisiting the White City: American Art at the 1893 World's Fair" (University Press of New England, 1993), p. 268 (ill.).

Michael Quick, George Inness, a Catalogue Raisonne, vol. 2 (Rutgers University Press, 2007), no. 998.

Ownership History

Thomas B. Clarke, from the artist by 1891 (sale, American Art Galleries, American Art Association, New York [Clarke sale], February 14-18, 1899, no. 341); Emerson McMillin, New York, purchased at auction,1899, to 1911; M. Knoedler & Co., New York, 1911; Reinhardt Galleries, Chicago, 1911; sold to Edward B. Butler, Chicago, 1911; given to the Art Institute, 1911.




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