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#232. Landscape with Trees and Stream.42 x 55, oil on canvas on board. "Gilbert Munger" lower left. This painting depicts the same group of trees as items #88, #99, #165, #172, and #256. One of these has an 1890 date, implying a Barbizon locale, which it looks to be. A scrapbook kept by Munger's niece Myra Dowd Monroe [1872-1966] that was given to the Madison (CT) Historical Society contains a black and white photo of this painting with the hand written notations:
Unfinished Munger Masterpiece (Lyman A. Mills Collection)Mr. Mills was the Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut from 1899 to 1901. He had at least 15 Mungers. From a Munger relative, likely Mrs. Monroe's daughter, about 1970 to the Connecticut dealer David McCoy, who sold it to a Connecticut collector about 1972. Offered at Nadeau's Auction, Windsor CT, 1 January 2017 Annual New Year's Day sale as lot 617, est. $2,000 - 4,000, but it did not sell. Image from author's photo.
© Michael D. Schroeder 29 Sep 2014; Updated 4 Apr 2022.