George Edward Candee [1837-1907]
Peasant girl in the Italian alps, ca.1880.
Oil on board
15 x 12 inches [unframed] | 19 x 16 inches [framed]
Signed on revero : ‘George Candee / approx. 1880 [likely his niece’s handwritten notes]’.
Frame is a 1870s American aesthetic movement frame.
Excellent condition, no repairs, no restoration. Frame has a few age-appropriate chips and original patina.
From a wealthy family, Candee was under no pressure to sell his works. Even today, his works are largely owned by his niece and only a few have been sold in the general art market. This painting shows a peasant girl in the Italian alps, ca.1870. Candee studied in Italy and traveled the countryside extensively in the 1870s.
2020 : Peasant girl in the Italian alps [name given by dealer] ;
2004 : Figure on a village path [from auction catalog] ;
2002 : Woman on village road with bridge [from auction catalog] ;
2001 : Village overlooking the valley [from auction catalog] ;
2004 ( David Smernoff, New Haven, CT & New York, NY ) ;
2001 Private collection of [unknown] ;
ca.1975 Private collection of [unknown] ;
ca.1967 Private collection of Helen Gates [1895-1975], Clarks Summit, Lackawanna, PA ;
ca.1967 Private collection of Anna Willis (Candee) Burton, Cincinnati, OH / TN [1932-1967] ;
1907 Private collection of [unknown], relative to Candee, [unknown location] ;
1907 Estate of George Edward Candee [1837-1907], New Haven, CT ;
ca.1880 George Edward Candee [1837-1907], the artist .
2020 David Smernoff, New York, NY, “Tiny moments : the life of genre painting”, November 15 – December 31.