The Hill Country
T.C. Steele Oil on canvas
30 x 45 inches
Framed: 39 5/8 x 54 5/8 inches
Inscription: Signed and dated 1913 lower right
Provenance: The artist (kept in his possession during his lifetime); the heirs of T. C. Steele (by descent); Dr. and Mrs. John Shively Collection, Lafayette, Indiana.
Exhibited: Chicago, Illinois, The Art Institute of Chicago, "American Oil Paintings and Sculpture: The Twenty-Seventh Annual Exhibition," November 3–December 6, 1914 (299); San Francisco, California, "The Panama-Pacific International Exposition," February 20–December 4, 1915; Chicago, Illinois, Picture Galleries of Marshall Field & Company, "Hoosier Salon," March 8-20, 1926 (269), prizewinner: Edward Rector Memorial (unconfirmed); Indianapolis, Indiana, The John Herron Art Institute, "Memorial Exhibition, Theodore C. Steele," December, 1926.
Literature: Selma N. Steele, "The House of the Singing Winds" (Indianapolis: Indiana Historical Society, 1966), p. 144, fig. 47; Harriet G. Warkel, "The Herron Chronicle," (Indianapolis: Herron School of Art IUPUI, 2003), p. 59.
Note: One of Steele's most-exhibited and most important Brown County paintings. Excellent condition, superior-quality hand carved frame, 22K gold gilt. SOLD.
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