In 1908 Griffin decided to join his friend, the painter William Singer, Jr., in Norway, where he became enamored with the grandeur of the country’s rugged, mountainous landscape. He worked in an impressionist manner, using broad, energetic strokes of color to capture stately pine trees clustered along rocky hillsides and meandering paths, elements seen in Old Gate, Norway, painted around 1910.
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Estate of the artist, Portland, Maine
With Vose Galleries, inventory no. G-137, ca. mid-1970s (number later changed to 27318 by April 1983)
To private collection, Memphis, Tennessee, September 1983
By descent to the collectors’ sons, 2016
1). Previous Vose Galleries label, inventory no. 27318 (with G-137 crossed out)
2). (stamped on stretcher and canvas) 137
3). (stamped several times on stretcher and frame) From / Vose Galleries / of Boston, Inc. / 238 Newbury St.
Old Gate, Norway
by Walter Griffin (1861-1935)
33 x 36 ¼ inches
Estate stamped lower right: GRIFFINCa. 1910
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