Mahaney Arts Center 125
72 Porter Field Road
Middlebury, VT 05753
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4 people in a barn with animals

A CASE-STUDY IN CONNOISSEURSHIP: GEORGE H. DURRIE, JAMES G. CLONNEY, AND FOUR AMERICAN GENRE PAINTINGS

James H. Maroney, Jr., a former American Art specialist at Sotheby‚Äôs New York, is the author of Fresh Perspectives on Grant Wood, Charles Sheeler, and George H. Durrie (2019) in which he makes the case for re-attributing four nineteenth-century genre paintings from George H. Durrie (American, 1820-1863) to James B. Clonney (English-born American, 1812-1867). In his lecture he will present arguments for this re-attribution based on stylistic, technical, and archival evidence, as well as on subject matter choices and historical contextualization.

Vaccinations and boosters (or valid medical or religious exemptions) required. Masks optional (but welcome!) except under certain conditions.

Image caption:
Scene in a Barn, Holidays in the Country, or The Cider Party
Signed G. H. Durrie and dated 1853.
Oil on canvas, 22 x 28 inches
Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, Alabama

Sponsored by:
History of Arts and Architecture

Contact Organizer

Davico, Michaela
mdavico@middlebury.edu
443-3136