Along the Thornapple River

Date Created
circa 1935
Work Medium
Dimensions
24 in. x 30 in.
CR Number
MILW2231
Signature
Signed: M. Alten lower right
Signature Details
Note: On the verso of the stretcher is a red & white label with the penciled inscription 25 a.

This canvas may have been received from the artist by Mrs. Cora Lock Roelofs in exchange for coal deliveries. Alten was known to engage in such bartering especially during the Great Depression. Mrs. Roelofs, at the time, was a bookeeper for the Lock Fuel and Feed Company of Grand Rapids.
Provenance

Private collection

Cora Lock Roelofs (1888-1969) collection, MI, circa 1930

Subjects
Landscapewater
Michigan