An original Barbizon school oil sketch on wood of a river bank, trees and figure by Daubigny, probably Charles Francois, unsigned (see provenance for authentication).
Provenance: Reverse of the painting with red wax seal "Galerie Sedelmeyer Paris" [Charles Sedelmeyer (1837-1925) Austrian writer on art, art dealer and collector, active in Paris from the 1870s, with premises at 6 rue de la Rochefoucauld.]
Further red wax seal with initials "CD".
When slightly dampened, partially obscured old label, hand written in ink, reads in full: "I certify herewith that the [word not legible] of a landscape is an original by the artist [letter or initial not legible] Daubigny and that I acquired it directly from the artist. I sold it in September 1895 to L. G. Bloomingdale Esq." [L. G. Bloomingdale (1841-1905) merchant, philanthropist and art patron, founder of the famous Bloomingdales department store in New York in 1872.]
Old typed label that partially obscures the above label states: "Property of Samuel J. Bloomingdale, Hiram C. Bloomingdale, Irving I. Bloomingdale, Corinne B. Popper, December 1915" [Corrinne Bloomingdale Popper was married to the banker and NY stock exchange member, Arthur W. Popper]
Date of a consignment label (left edge middle) by the Bloomingdales, coincides with an American Art Association sale held on 22 November 1928 and shows the picture was purchased by a "Mr. Metcalfe".
The reverse has two additional partial consignment labels. Contact the seller for additional provenance information.
Condition: good commensurate with age, small areas of varnish loss (see images); later gilt frame - if you have any questions about this item, contact me. Seller operates a 100% purchase price money back returns policy if not completely satisfied. Article measured in inches and rounded to the nearest centimetre. Image width 14in/36cm, height 10in/25.5cm.
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