Daniel Charles Grose (Canadian/American c.1838-1890)
Spring River Landscape with Mountains
Oil on artist board, unsigned
Painting Size: 7” x 5.5”
Frame Size: 16” x 12”
Little is known of landscape painter D.C. Grose’s early years with any accuracy. He is known to have been working and living in Canada in the 1860’s by his dated paintings showing scenes in Quebec. Many of his paintings are held in Canadian museums and he exhibited extensively in Canadian galleries.
He was living in the Washington, DC area in the 1870’s and 80’s and married Estelle Harriet Smith (also an artist) of Alexandria in 1881. Together they embarked on a five year tour around the world, including India as evidenced by paintings Grose did in Delhi, Lucknow and the bazaars and palaces of India.
Grose also painted in Maine, the Hudson River Valley, Connecticut, California and the Rockies. The primary influence reflected in his works seems to be the second generation of the Hudson River School artists (Church, Kensett, Gifford, Bierstadt).
Grose died in Alexandria on February 24, 1900.
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