This painting approximately dates to the 1870's - 1880's. Please do your own research.Approximately 9 3/4 x 13 3/4 inches including frame. Actual artwork is approximately 8 x 12 1/4 inches. Good condition for 100+ years of age, with some tiny speckles of paint loss and light creasing to the artist's board please see photos. Original period gilded frame has mild scuffing and edge wear. Acquired from an important deceased art collection in Orange County, California.
If you like what you see, I encourage you to make an Offer. Please check out my other listings for more wonderful and unique artworks! 1824 - Auburn, New York. 1901 - Auburn, New York.Landscape, marine, and portrait painting. George Lafayette Clough was born September 18, 1824, in Auburn, New York, and was that city's leading landscapist and, known as a Hudson River School painter, became Auburn's most noted resident painter of the mid-century. His mother was widowed shortly after his birth, and he was raised without paternal influence. He had little formal education and was employed by the age of ten. By age fifteen he had taken up painting, and his first and informal art influence came from the portraitist, Randall Palmer. In 1844 Clough opened his own studio in Auburn. About that time Charles Loring Elliott came to Auburn to paint a portrait of William Henry Seward, a local statesman, and chose Clough's studio for that purpose. Elliott became Clough's teacher, and in 1847, he began formal study for several months in Elliott's New York City studio.
Two of his portraits were exhibited at the National Academy of Design the following year. He married and briefly shared a studio in Auburn with Joseph Meeker. In the early 1850's, he traveled to France, Holland, Italy, and Germany to study. While in each location, Clough would study the local painting traditions and copy some of their works, a common custom of American artists.
Upon return to the United States, his efforts concentrated primarily on landscapes. His favorite locales included the Adirondacks, and the woodland areas of upper New York State, Pennsylvania, New England, and Eastern Ohio. When he moved to Cleveland about 1862, Clough began painting urban views. Spending most of the 1880's in the New York City area, he became involved in the Brooklyn Art Association. Clough could best be described as the "Dean" of our 19th c.Auburn and Cayuga County artists. He was born in Auburn in 1824 and by age 20 had opened a studio there after encouragement from both Randall Palmer and Charles Loring Elliott who were both frequent visitors and sometimes residents of the city.
It would have been tough to compete with either Palmer or Elliott but by 1844 Palmer had died in an accident and Elliott was gone to New York so the field was open and he persevered. Clough further developed his skills studying in Europe in the 1850's. On his return he proved to be a master of landscape painting and spent most of the remainder of his career at that endeavor exhibiting at the National Academy of Design and the Pennsylvania Academy.He became nationally known and recognized for his skills and his work is now in museums and collections across the country. From the late 1840's and until he moved to New York City he was the most prominent and influential artist of Auburn and Cayuga County teaching and demonstrating the art of the profession to a whole generation of painters who came after him. His style is recognized in the work of William Henry Yates, Harry Sunter, William Bruce, George W.
Hundreds of his paintings were on view in and around Auburn and from the similarities in styles and subject matter of his followers it looks like he was their mentor. Obituary Auburn Daily Advertiser, Wed. One of the best known landscape artists in the United States was George L. Clough, and his works of art adorn the walls of the homes of many of the finest residences in the country.For the past four years he had resided in Auburn, his brush idle through ill health and to which he finally succumbed at 1 o'clock this morning. Death was caused by paralysis.
He was born in this city Sept. 18, 1824, and in 1849 married Miss Adeline Peat, sister of Robert Peat of this city. They had two sons, one of whom Charles E. Clough survives and at whose residence No. 15 Cayuga street his father died.
At the age of nine years and by the light produced from a pile of burning pine knots, he produced his first work of art. Considering all the conditions it was a wonderful production, and it is now owned by his son. From that time on he developed nature's gift until his art sales were made in Brooklyn, New York, Buffalo, Chicago, Cleveland and other places including many in Auburn. Clough was a man of very retiring disposition, disliked publicity, and the deserving words of compliment which his artistic productions brought to him, while thoroughly appreciated were at the same time embarrassing and excepting for the unsolicited efforts of Mr.
Rockefeller of New York and Mr. Duryea of Long Island who assisted him and brought his work before the public, his efforts, perhaps would never have been widely appreciated. He lived for nearly thirty years in New York City where he had a studio and for seven years was president of the Art Club of Brooklyn where his associations with Wadsworth, poet and artist, and others also brought him into prominence. About a half century ago he made a visit to Europe with William Barber and Augustus Seward where he made great progress in the development of his talents.
He was also a fine musician, delighted in music and was a fine flutist. Clough was a man who enjoyed sociability, with his friends, was humorous, kind-hearted and generous to a fault, and those who knew him best will be pained to learn of his demise.
Funeral services will be held at his late home, No 15 Cayuga street Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Remains will be placed in the receiving vault at Fort Hill, until such time as burial can be made in the family lot upon which stands a unique monument, designed by the deceased. George Lafayette Clough was a notable New York landscape painter of the nineteenth century. His numerous naturalistic landscapes are of the Hudson River School. Born in Auburn, New York in 1824, Clough was one of six children raised by a widowed mother.
Although he was basically self taught, Clough probably received some early training from local portrait painter Randall Palmer. Around 1844, Clough set up his own studio above a store in Auburn. Soon afterward painter Charles Loring Elliott came to Auburn to paint a commissioned portrait; he asked Clough to lend him the studio.
Clough and Elliott became friends and Clough studied with Elliott in Auburn and New York City. Clough went to Europe to study in the early 1850s.
He copied paintings at the Louvre, and went to Holland, Germany and Italy. Pastoral landscapes were his primary subject. While most of his paintings depicted the area around Auburn, Clough also painted throughout Pennsylvania, Eastern Ohio and New England. During the 1860s and 1870s, Clough painted urban scenes, often using New York City as a subject. He also painted some genre scenes around 1870.Toward the end of the 1870s, Clough again concentrated on landscapes. All Clough's paintings were rather academic. He painted sensitive, emotional scenes, with an emphasis on the natural lighting and atmosphere of each. Clough died in Auburn in 1901. MEMBERSHIPS: Art Club Brooklyn Brush and Palette Club. PUBLIC COLLECTIONS: Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh. This item is in the category "Art\Paintings". The seller is "willsusa_utzeqm" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada.