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Meadows and Low Hills

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Inscription

Lower right: A V

Provenance

With Goupil and Co., New York (dates of ownership not established) [see note 1]. Until 1916, possibly William Merritt Chase (b. 1849 - d. 1916), New York; May 16, 1917, posthumous Chase sale, American Art Association, New York, possibly lot 218 [see note 2]. Ernest Wadsworth Longfellow (b. 1845 - d. 1921), Boston; 1937, bequest of Ernest Wadsworth Longfellow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 12, 1937) NOTES: [1] Notes in the MFA curatorial file identify a label on the back as coming from Goupil, New York. [2] The MFA painting may be identical with the panel by Vollon entitled "Landscape" that was sold at this sale. Its dimensions are the same and the artist's initials are also at the lower right. The painting in the Chase sale is described as follows: "Beyond a broad and deep foreground of gently rolling lush meadows, red-roofed French farm houses nestle among trees of dense foliage or glisten in the sunshine, at the foot of a range of low hills that with woodland, cultivated fields and small, detached trees, yield a varied but nearly even skyline against masses of gray vaporous clouds."

Credit Line

Bequest of Ernest Wadsworth Longfellow

1867–69

Dimensions

27.9 x 46.0 cm (11 x 18 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

37.602

Medium or Technique

Oil on panel

Collections

Europe

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