George Inness (1825-1894)
Early Morning, Montclair, New Jersey
signed and dated 'G. Inness 1892' (lower left)
oil on canvas
30 18 x 45 18 in. (76.5 x 114.6 cm.)
Painted in 1892.

The artist.
Estate of the above.
Fifth Avenue Art Galleries, New York, Executor's Sale of Paintings by the Late George Inness, N.A., 12-14 February 1895, lot 18, sold by the above.
E.W. Bass, acquired from the above.
Thomas J. Watson, New York, by 1945.
Arthur K. Watson, New Canaan, Connecticut, by 1964.
Private collection, by descent.
[With]David Findlay Jr., Inc., New York, circa 1995.
Acquired by the present owner from the above.

New York, Art House, Oil Paintings Exclusively by American Artists, Second Annual Summer Exhibition, June 1894, lot 53.
New York, American Fine Arts Society, Exhibition of the Paintings Left by the Late George Inness, December 27, 1894, p. 29, no. 8.
Montclair, New Jersey, Montclair Art Museum, Art in New Jersey from 1776-1876, 1945, no. 21 (as Sunset, Montclair, from the Artist's Window).
New York, Grand Central Art Galleries, A Loan Collection: Paintings by George Inness, December 3-20, 1947, no. 9.
Montclair, New Jersey, Montclair Art Museum, George Inness of Montclair, January 12-February 16, 1964, no. 46, illustrated.
Austin, Texas, University of Texas, University Art Museum, The Paintings of George Inness (1844-1894), December 12, 1965-January 3, 1966, pp. 39-40, no. 120.

The Mail and Express, New York, June 29, 1894.
Daily Evening Traveler, Boston, Massachusetts, August 11, 1894.
A. Lansford, "Grand Central Galleries Mark 25th Anniversary with Inness Show," Art Digest, vol. 22, no. 5, December 1, 1947, cover illustration.
L. Ireland, The Works of George Inness: An Illustrated Catalogue Raisonné, Austin, Texas, 1965, pp. 363, 368-69, nos. 1410, 1428, illustrated.
M. Quick, George Inness: A Catalogue Raisonné, vol. II, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 2007, pp. 360-61, no. 1055, pl. 221, illustrated.
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