Lake Placid at Twilight

Edith Wilkinson Cook, American, about 1839 - 1902

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1868

Oil on canvas

Overall: 8 3/4 × 18 in. (22.2 × 45.7 cm)

Frame: 15 1/2 × 25 in. (39.4 × 63.5 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Purchased through the Julia L. Whittier Fund

P.960.61

Geography

Place Made: United States, North America

Period

19th century

Object Name

Painting

Research Area

Painting

Not on view

Inscriptions

Signed and dated, lower right: Edith W. Cook / 1868. Inscribed, in graphite, on stretcher: Placid Lake. Label on reverse: Placid Lake, Twilight. / Edith W. Cook / 26 Hudson Terrace. Hoboken,N.J. /Post. The Artist. / To be returned to J. Snedecor. Exhibition label on reverse: Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts / (torn)ty-Fifth Annual Exhibition, 1868 / 50.

Exhibition History

A Wild Sort of Beautu: Public Places and Private Visions, The Adironack Museum, Blue Mountain Lake, New York, May 23, 1992-October 15, 1992.

American Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art, William B. Jaffe and Evelyn A. Jaffe Hall Galleries, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, June 9-December 9, 2007.

American Art, Colonial to Modern, Israel Sack Gallery and Rush Family Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 26, 2019-September 12, 2021.

Israel Sack Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, November 16, 1993-March 10, 1996.

Scenes of Placid Lake: An Exhibition in Honor of the Centennial of The Shore Owners' Association of Lake Placid, The Fine Arts Gallery, Lake Placid Center for the Arts, Lake Placid, New York, July 23-September 3, 1993.

Publication History

Robert L. McGrath, Scenes of Placid Lake: An Exhibition in Honor of the Centennial of The Shore Owners' Association of Lake Placid, July 23 - September 3, 1993, Lake Placid, New York: The Fine Arts Gallery, Lake Placid Center for the Arts, ill. p. 11.

Barbara J. MacAdam, American Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Muesum of Art, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2007, p. 54, no. 33.

Provenance

Raymond G. Clifton (1895-1968), Pine Cupboard Antique Shop, Franklin, New Hampshire; sold to present collection, 1960.

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