A Bayou at North Park

Date Created
1898
Work Medium
Dimensions
9 3/4" x 14"
CR Number
MILW55
Signature
Signed/dated: M. Alten/'98 lower right
Signature Details
Written in Alten's hand in graphite on the panel verso, A view taken/bayou at North Park, Grand Rapids, Mich./in year 1890/Mathias Alten (signature). This writing has often been mis-read as, A view taken beyond (sic) North Park. The mis-read word, however, is clearly, bayou. and not, beyond. Additionally, although the writing notes the year as 1890, the painting is clearly dated next to the artist's signature as '98.
Provenance

Grand Valley Sate University

George and Barbara Gordon collection

Hefner Art Gallery

Exhibitions

Mathias J. Alten: Journey of an American Painter

Bibliography

Gerdts, William H., M. Elizabeth Boone, Wendy Greenhouse and James A. Straub (Chronology), Mathias J. Alten: Journey of an American Painter (The Grand Rapids Art Museum, 1998)

Gerdts, William H., "Mathias J. Alten," American Art Review, December 1998.

Subjects
Landscapewater
Michigan