JOHN HENRY TWACHTMAN Julian Alden Weir's Cottage, Branchville, Connecticut.
Color pastels and pencil on tan card stock, 1890. Signed in pencil, lower right recto, dedicated "to little Dorothy" and dated "Branchville/Oct 13-90" in pencil, lower left recto, and inscribed "J.A. Weir" in pencil, verso.
Exhibited "A Connecticut Place: Weir Farm, An American Painter's Rural Retreat," Southampton, New York, The Parrish Art Museum; Greenwich, Connecticut, The Bruce Museum, 2000, page 111, illustrated.
Ex-collection Hammer Galleries, New York, with the label; estate of Donald Brenwasser; private collection, Alabama.
Sold Sotheby's, New York, March 6, 2008, sale N08414, lot 39.
This work depicts the cottage that was the Connecticut home of the artist Julian Alden Weir (1852-1919), a prominent American Impressionist who along with Twachtman (1853-1902) and 8 others founded "The Ten," an allied group of American artists who exhibited their impressionistic works together when the nascent style was still largely unpopular in the United States. Weir's daughter, Dorothy, to whom this work is dedicated, had recently been born at the time this watercolor was made and grew up to be a celebrated artist in her own right.