JOHN HENRY TWACHTMAN (1853-1902)
The Isles of the Cyclops, near Catania, Sicily, ca. 1892
Oil on canvas
17-1/8 x 23-1/2 inches
Signed lower left: J.H. Twachtman
[Freeman Gallery, Philadelphia, March 30-31, 1925, no. 44]
[Ainslee Gallery, Philadelphia]
to J. Henry Schiedt, Philadelphia
[Freeman Gallery, Philadelphia, April 20, 1931, no. 149]
to Henry Peiffer, Philadelphia
auctioned in New York after the death of Peiffer
to private collection, late 1940s or early 1950s
N.S. Shaler, “Sea Beaches,” Scribner’s Magazine 11 (June 1892), p. 774 (illus. in engraving as The Isles of the Cyclops, near Catania, Sicily).
John Douglass Hale, The Life and Creative Development of John H. Twachtman, 2 vols. (Ann Arbor: University Microfilms, 1958), Ohio State University, 1957, p. 476, cat. no. 428 as The Needles, Isle of Wight.
This painting will be included in the forthcoming catalogue raisonné of the work of John Henry Twachtman by Ira Spanierman and Dr. Lisa N. Peters.
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