19th Century Views of Lake George and the Adirondack Region
Jervis McEntee (American 1828-1891) - Lake George, Sept., 1863. Pencil on paper, 7.50 x 9 5/8 inches. Inscribed lower left: Lake George/Sept. - 63. Excellent condition, framed. On August 28th, 1863, Sanford Robinson Gifford wrote from Saratoga Springs, N.Y. to Jervis McEntee at his home in Rondout inviting him to go on a sketching expedition, along with Richard William Hubbard and Worthington Whittredge. In September, 1863 the group traveled to Lake George, Lake Champlain, Lake Placid and Mount Whiteface. This rare drawing of Lake George by McEntee might be the only known pencil drawing by McEntee from the trip to Lake George.
Robert David Wilkie (American 1828-1903) - Ruins of Fort Ticonderoga, Lake George, Circa 1875. Oil on wood panel, 12.75 x 21.75 inches. Signed lower right: Robt. D. Wilkie. Titled by the artist, verso. Excellent original condition. Known primarily for his rare, small scale chromolithographs of the Adirondacks and Lake George region, Wilkie's paintings rarely come to market.