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Lot 139

Large William McKendree Snyder Landscape Oil, Autumn Beechwoods

Estimate: $2,400 - $2,800

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William McKendree Snyder (Indiana, 1848-1930) oil on canvas forest landscape painting titled "Beechwoods" depicting a winding rocky creek flanked by beech trees adorned in autumn foliage and a forest floor covered with autumn foliage with pink mist and a sliver of grey sky visible in the background. Signed lower right in burnt orange "W. McK Snyder". Brass placard to lower edge of frame with title and artist's name. Housed in a gilt and whitewashed carved rococo style frame. Sight: 17 1/2" H x 27 1/2" W. Framed: 29 3/4" H x 39 3/4" W.

Biography: William McKendree Snyder was a forerunner of the Brown County Art Colony artists and is best known for his detailed depictions of Indiana landscapes. As a youth, he served in the Civil War and survived being captured and imprisoned at Andersonville. After the war, he studied with Inesco Williams in Cincinnati before going east. He was influenced by the Hudson River School and studied with George Inness, Alexander Wyant, Albert Bierstadt, Thomas Eaton and William Hunt between 1872 and 1875. Upon returning to Indiana, he frequently painted in New Albany and in Brown County, making him a forerunner of the Brown County Art Colony artists (Source: Indiana University Southeast).


Painting in overall very good condition. Relined with a couple of very minor abrasions to the inner left side of the frame. UV inspection reveals some very minor inpainting to the upper right quadrant and mid top margin to one tree trunk.

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