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Morning on the Whitewater

J. Ottis Adams

James R. Ross Fine Art

Oil on canvas laid down on board
22 x 32 inches

Other Information
Framed: 33 1/2 x 43 1/2 inches
Inscription: Signed and dated lower left
Provenance: Joseph K. Sharpe, Jr., Indianapolis (by 1903); Mrs. Charles Latham, Indianapolis (daughter, by descent); Mr. and Mrs. Richard E. Wise (by purchase through Eckert Fine Art); Private Collection, Richmond, Indiana (by purchase through Eckert Fine Art, November 5, 1997).
Exhibited: Indianapolis, H. Lieber Co., "A Collection of Oil Paintings, Scenes from the Vicinity of Brookville by J. Ottis Adams," December 2–7, 1901 (7); Indianapolis, Tomlinson Hall, An Exhibition of Indiana Art, Contemporary & Retrospective," April 27–May 9, 1903 (4); Cologne, Germany, Wallraf-Richartz Museum, November 14, 1990–January 27, 1991; Mainz, Germany, Landesmuseum, February 24–May 19, 19991; Indianapolis Museum of Art, November 24, 1991–February 2, 1992 "The Passage: Return of Indiana Painters from Germany, 1880-1905,"(label verso); Brookville, Indiana, Franklin County Courthouse, "Brookville Through the Artist's Eye," October 16–November 13, 2009 (label verso); Richmond, Indiana, Richmond Art Museum, "Collector's Edition: Hoosier Art Heritage," February 1-March 26, 2016 (label verso); Muncie, Indiana, David Owsley Museum of Art, "Impressions of Love: J. Ottis Adams and Winifred Brady Adams," January 24–May 19, 2019 (label verso).
Literature: Judith Vale Newton, "The Hoosier Group: Five American Painters," Indianapolis, Eckert Publications, 1985, illus. p. 91 (color); Martin Krause, "The Passage: Return of Indiana Painters from Germany, 1880-1905," Indianapolis Museum of Art, 1990, illus. p. 209 (color); Robert G. La France, Editor "Impressions of Love: J. Ottis Adams and Winifred Brady Adams." Muncie, Indiana: David Owsley Museum of Art, Ball State University, 2019, illus. p. 64, cat. 27 (color).
Note: Without question, one of this Hoosier Group master's best and most important paintings. Extensive exhibition and publication history. Recent museum quality conservation and superior quality period-style frame, wood and composition, 22K gold gilt.

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