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A Grey Day, 1899
Henry Farrer

United States
Watercolor and graphite on paper, Sheet H: 12 1/4 in, Sheet W: 18 1/4 in, Sec. Support H: 15 in, Sec. Support W: 20 in
Bequest of Mrs. Felix Fuld, 1944  44.322
Not On View
Primary Title Notes: label inscription and 1981 TNM catalogue: "A Gray Day". Backing board inscription: "A Grey Day"
Alternate Title: Springtime
Alternate Title Notes: 1911 auction catalogue - see bibliography

recto: signed l.l., black paint: "H. FARRER 1899". recto of backing board, b.c., graphite: "A Grey Day". verso of backing board, c., graphite: "A Grey Day".

printed paper label filled in with brown/black ink (removed from backing to file): "MEMBER'S FORM / Title A Gray Day / Artist Henry Farrer / Address 205 Sunnyside Ave Bkl [obscured] / Agent George F. [obscured] / Return to [ditto mark]", "TACK" printed at each corner, second printed label adhered to b.r.c., cut off at left side: "USE CO."; printed paper label removed from wood backing to file: "THIS BACKBOARD WAS / Pat'd April 13th, 1880. / Pat'd Jan. 9th, 1883. / Pat'd March 27th, 1883. / MANUF. BY / Deuther Mfg. Co., Buffalo"; printed, red, circular label removed from backing to file: "AMERICAN ART GALLERIES / MADISON SQUARE SOUTH NEW YORK", handwritten in black ink u.c. of label: "Converse Col", lwr.c.: "Jan 6.1911".

Provenance: Henry Farrer estate sale, American Art Galleries, New York, New York, February 5, 1907, lot 660 ($20); John Herman Converse (1840-1910); estate sale of Converse collection organized by American Art Association, held at Mendelssohn Hall, New York, New York, January 6, 1911, no. 4; purchased by Louis Bamberger, Newark, New Jersey ($90); to his sister, Mrs. Felix Fuld, Newark, New Jersey.
Exhibition History:
"Small, But Sublime: Intimate Views by Bierstadt, Cropsey and Inness", The Newark Museum, Newark, New Jersey (March 18, 2008 - February 28, 2010)

"Modern Paintings Forming the Private Collection of the Late John H. Converse of Philadelphia," American Art Galleries, New York (December 30, 1910-January 6, 1911), no. 4.

"Thirty-third Annual Exhibition of the American Water Color Society," Waldorf-Astoria Galleries, New York (February 5-17, 1900), no. 176.

Keywords: Landscape, Painting