November 17, 2018 09:00 AM EST Asheville, North Carolina


Martin Johnson Heade

(American, 1819-04)

Sunset Marsh, Sinking Sun, 1868, signed and dated lower left "Heade/1868", oil on canvas, 8 x 16 in.; period gilt wood and composition frame, 16-1/2 x 24-1/2 in.


LLiterature:  Stebbins, Theodore E. The Life and Works of Martin Johnson Heade. New Haven: Yale U.P., 1975; cat. #184, ill. p.248 "Sunset marsh (Sinking Sun)". 

Exhibited: The Paintings of Martin Johnson Heade, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts, Sept. 23, 1999-January 16, 2000; National Gallery of Art, Feb. 13-May 7, 2000; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, May 28-August 17, 2000; catalog #16. (labels verso)

Accompanied by the original letter and loan forms from Theodore E. Stebbins, Jr., and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, requesting this painting for inclusion in the above exhibition, describing it as follows:

"This is one of the most beautiful of Heade's marsh scenes and would be a highlight of this important series."

Provenance:Berry-Hill Galleries, New York (label verso); Sotheby's New York, September 14, 1995; Private Cashiers, North Carolina Collection


crackle, slight vertical stretcher mark right side, slight grime, one very small area of re-touch sky right side; frame with minimal wear

Estimate: $100,000 - $150,000
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