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Philip B. Hahs (PA, 1853-1882) O/C painting, “On the Delaware,” 1875. Depicts an artist viewed from behind while sketching a scenic Delaware Water Gap vista in the Appalachian mountains along the Delaware River. To his left is a wooded area from which a canopy of branches reaches across the canvas into the cloudy sky at upper right. Likely set near the border of New Jersey and the artist’s home state of Pennsylvania. Signed and dated “Hahs 75,” lower left, and inscribed en verso “‘On the Delaware’ near the Water Gap / Hahs, 75.” With New Jersey State Museum and State University of New York, Binghamton, exhibition label affixed to back of frame. Housed in a gilt carved frame with nameplate. Sight: 13 1/2″ H x 11 1/2″ W. Frame: 21″ H x 19″ W. Exhibition History: New Jersey State Museum and SUNY Binghamton, “19th Century Painters of the Delaware Valley,” 1/21-2/13/83 and 3/12-4/24/83. Plate 21 in the exhibition catalog “19th Century Painters of the Delaware Valley,” ed. Matthew Baigell (Binghamton, NY: University Art Gallery, SUNY at Binghamton, 1983), p. 37.
PROVENANCE: Private South Carolina Collection.
CONDITION: Overall good condition. Fine craquelure throughout. Some losses to frame.