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lower right: W.L. Picknell / 1880

Provenance

Fairman Rogers [1833-1900], Philadelphia; (his sale, Ortgies Art Galleries, New York, 29 January 1886, no. 143). Thomas B. Clarke [1848-1931], New York; (his sale, American Art Association, New York, 14-18 February 1899, 3rd day [16 February], no. 279); Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington; acquired 2016 by the National Gallery of Art.

Exhibition History
1880
Salon, Paris, 1880.
1898
Paintings by William L. Picknell, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 10 February - 2 March 1898, no. 8.
1970
19th-Century America: Paintings and Sculpture, An Exhibition in Celebration of the Hundredth Anniversary of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 16 April - 7 September 1970, no. 174, repro.
1980
American Impressionism, Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle; Frederick S. Wight Gallery, University of California at Los Angeles; Terra Museum of American Art, Evanston, Illinois; Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, 3 January - 31 August 1980, unnumbered catalogue, repro.
1982
Americans in Brittany and Normandy 1860-1910, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia; Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth; Phoenix Art Museum; National Museum of American Art (now Smithsonian American Art Museum), Washington, 24 September 1982 - 14 August 1983, unnumbered catalogue, pl. 13.
1987
In Nature's Ways: American Landscape Painting of the Late Nineteenth Century, Norton Gallery of Art, West Palm Beach; National Academy of Design, New York; Terra Museum of American Art, Evanston, Illinois, 21 February - 1 November 1987, no. 53, repro.
1992
Lasting Impressions: American Painters in France 1865-1915, Musée Américain Giverny, 1 June - 1 November 1992, no. 58, repro.
1995
Impressionism in France: The South Bank, London Centre, 5 September 1995 - 18 January 1996.
2007
Impressions: Americans in France, 1860-1930, Naples Museum of Art,18 January - 13 May 2007, no. 29, repro.
2013
American Journeys: Visions of Place, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 21 September 2013 - 28 September 2014, unpublished checklist.
Bibliography
1880
Mantz, Paul. "Le Salon: VII [exh. review]." Le Temps (20 June 1880): 1.
1880
Seigneur, Maurice du. L'Art et les Artistes au Salon de 1880. Paris, 1880: 94.
1886
Greta. "Art in Boston." Art Amateur 15, 6 (November 1886): 113.
1899
"The T. B. Clarke Art Sale." The New York Times (17 February 1899): 5.
1901
Emerson, E. W. "An American Landscape-Painter." Century Magazine 62 (September 1901): 710-713.
1915
Bryant, Lorinda Munson. What Pieces to See in America. New York, 1915: 182-184, fig. 108.
1920
Corcoran Gallery of Art. Handbook of the Paintings and Sculptures in the Permanent Collections of the Corcoran Gallery of Art. Washington, 1920: 44.
1927
Isham, Samuel. The History of American Painting. New Edition. New York, 1927: 449-450.
1928
Arbiter, P. "On Painting of Sunshine and Light." The Art World (October1928): 318.
1933
Corcoran Gallery of Art. Illustrated Handbook of Paintings, Sculpture, and Other Art Objects. Washington, 1933: 81.
1939
Corcoran Gallery of Art. Illustrated Handbook of Paintings, Sculpture and Other Art Objects. Washington, 1939: 77.
1973
Phillips, Dorothy W. A Catalogue of the Collection of American Paintings in the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Vol. 2: Painters born from 1850 to 1910. Washington, 1973: 17, repro.
1976
Quick, Michael. American Expatriate Painters of the Late Nineteenth Century. Exh. cat. Dayton Art Institute; Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1976: 25 fig. 4, 124.
1976
Wilmerding, John. American Art. Hammondsworth, England, and New York, 1976: 157, pl. 193.
1984
Cariou, André. Les peintres de Pont-Aven. Rennes, France, 1984: 28, repro.
1984
Gerdts, William H. American Impressionism. New York, 1984: 17, repro.
1985
Jacobs, Michael. The Good and Simple Life: Artist Colonies in Europe and America. Oxford, 1985: 60-61, fig. 46.
1990
Fink, Lois Marie. American Art at the Nineteenth Century Paris Salons. Washington and Cambridge, England, 1990: 231, pl. 37.
1990
Trenton, Patricia and William H. Gerdts, eds. California Light, 1900-1930. exh. cat. Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento; Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach; Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Memphis, 1990-1991: 28, pl. 25.
1991
Sellin, David. William Lamb Picknell, 1853-1897. Exh. cat. Taggart & Jorgensen Gallery, Washington, 1991: fig. 1.
1997
Kane, Marie Louise. A Bright Oasis: The Paintings of Richard E. Miller. Exh. cat. Jordan-Volpe Gallery, New York, 1997: 15, fig. 11.
2004
Dearinger, David B., ed. Paintings and Sculpture in the Collection of the National Academy of Design. 2 vols. New York and Manchester, 2004: 1:97.
2006
Terhune, Anne Gregory. Thomas Hovenden: His Life and Art. Philadelphia, 2006: 33, fig. 24.
2011
Cash, Sarah, ed. Corcoran Gallery of Art: American Paintings to 1945. Washington, 2011: 312, repro.
2011
Delouche, Denise. Les peintres de la Bretagne. Quimper, France, 2011: 132, repro.
2011
Saabye, Marianne, ed. Krøyer, an international perspective. Exh. cat. Hirschsprung Collection, Copenhagen; Skagens Museum, Skagen, 2011: 42 ill. 33, 43, 59.