JOHN HENRY TWACHTMAN (1853-1902)
Path in the Hills, Branchville, Connecticut, ca. 1888-95
Pastel on paper
10 x 12 inches
Signed lower left: J.H. Twachtman-
estate of the artist
to [Milch Galleries, New York, by 1928-ca. 1942]
C.C. Gibson, San Francisco, as of 1957
[Bernard and S. Dean Levy, New York, by 1979]
to [art market, New York, 1979-80]
to private collection, 1980
Milch Galleries, New York, Exhibition of Paintings and Pastels by John H. Twachtman, March 12-24, 1928, no. 2 (as Cos Cob).
Babcock Galleries, New York, Paintings, Water Colors, and Pastels by John H. Twachtman, February 9-28, 1942, no. 23 (as Cos Cob, Conn.).
Hale, John Douglass. The Life and Creative Development of John H. Twachtman. 2 vols. Ph.D. dissertation, Ohio State University, 1957. Ann Arbor, Mich.: University Microfilms International, 1958, p. 586, no. 926.
This work was assigned the title of Cos Cob, Connecticut by Milch Galleries and shown under this name in 1928. Since the scene does not appear to be Cos Cob and is similar to many of Twachtman's pastels of Branchville, its title has been changed. The original title of the work is not known. It was perhaps once known as The Path across the Hills, a pastel shown in Twachtman's solo exhibition at the Wunderlich Galleries in New York in March 1891.
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