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#226. Cattle Grazing.

  15 x 18, oil on panel. "Gilbert Munger" lower left. Sold for £2,800 + 20% at Christie's London South Kensington sale of 25 March 2004, lot 26, to a Utah collector. The following two earlier auction records also may be for this painting.

American Art Galleries NYC auction on 19 January 1924:
GILBERT MUNGER. 35 — THROUGH THE FOREST — 1888. Panel; Height, 14 3/4 inches; width 18 inches. The spectator looks out from the edge of a forest, under the umbrageous arch of two trees which stand at left and right in the foreground, to a great open field where cattle are grazing in brilliant sunshine and a cowherd is watching them. In the distance are more forest lands in the sunshine. Signed at the lower left, Gilbert Munger. Property of a Private Collector. Sold for $60.
American Art Association Anderson Galleries NYC auction on 21 February 1935:
94. THROUGH THE FOREST     Gilbert Munger, British; XIX Century. Sunlit scene of fields with cattle, viewed through the bending boughs, oak trees shadowing the foreground. Signed. Panel; Height, 15 inches; length, 18 inches. Sold for $25.
Another possibility is that one or both are nearly identical copies of the Christie's painting, as Munger did in several other cases. Image from email provided by Christie's.

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