About This Artwork

George Inness
American, 1825–1894

Crossing the Ford, 1848

Oil on canvas
57.2 × 62.2 cm (22 1/2 × 24 1/2 in.)
Signed on reverse of canvas: "Geo. Inness 1848"

Gift of Mrs. Edith Kepke MacDonald, 1977.487

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Publication History

Judith A. Barter et al., American Arts at The Art Institute of Chicago: From Colonial Times to World War I (Art Institute of Chicago, 1998), p. 170, no. 36.

Michael Quick, George Inness, a Catalogue Raisonne, vol. 2 (Rutgers University Press, 2007), no. 25, pl. 11.

Ownership History

Possibly American Art-Union, New York; possibly Henry E. Russell, Macon, Georgia, 1848 by distribution from the American Art-Union. Dr. John Kepke, Brooklyn, by c.1916; by descent to Edith K. MacDonald, Elk Grove, California; given to the Art Institute, 1977.

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