Study for Michigan Pasture with Cows

Date Created
1914
Work Medium
Dimensions
12 in. x 16 in.
CR Number
CR.MJA.MIAN1455
Signature
Unsigned
Signature Details
This oil study of five bovines was clearly executed as a beginning composition for Alten's, "Michigan Pasture with Cows, 1914." (MIAN188). The completed studio painting, 23" x 32" oil on canvas, is owned by Michigan State University's Kresge Art Museum. It was featured on the cover of a Perception Gallery exhibition announcement, circa 1998. It was then incorrectly noted as circa 1904.

Although undated, the study appears on the verso of a completed Alten painting on academy board titled, "Corn Shocks in Late Autumn" (MILA1452) which is itself clearly inscribed 1914.
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Provenance

Private collection

Subjects
Study
Michigan