Oct 09, 2014 - Sale 2359

Sale 2359 - Lot 49

Price Realized: $ 12,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 12,000 - $ 18,000
EDWARD M. BANNISTER (1828 - 1901)
The Turning Lane.

Oil on linen canvas. circa 1880-85. 483x343 mm; 19x13 1/2 inches. Inscribed "Tower Road, New Boston, NH....Ellen H. Klein (?)" in pencil, lower stretcher bar verso.

Provenance: the estate of George W. Whitaker (1841-1916), Providence, RI; Kenkeleba Gallery, New York; Roger King Gallery, Newport, RI, with the gallery label on the frame back; private collection, New York.

George W. Whitaker (1841 - 1916) was a friend and a fellow Providence painter and, with Bannister, Charles Walter Setson, and Frederick Batchellor, was one of the original co-founders of the Providence Art Club. He also owned a significant collection of works by Bannister at the time of Bannister's passing.

Exhibited: 19th and 20th Century African American Art, Kenkeleba Gallery, New York, May 8 - July 9, 2000.

The Turning Lane is an attractive view of the New Hampshire pine forests where the artist ventured in the summer for plein air landscape subjects. New Boston is on the Piscatoquog River, a branch of the Merrimack River, where Bannister would have stopped on his travels north. Bannister had used forest paths and such vertical formats in several other related New England landscape paintings to take the viewer into the subject. Here Bannister takes us up a logger's path into an atmospheric setting.

We would like to thank art historian Anne Louise Avery, who is currently working on the first catalogue raisonné of Edward Bannister's work, for her opinion and report on this painting. Her detailed authentication report will accompany the sale of this painting.