Lot 215
Elliott Daingerfield (American, 1859-1932), Snow in the Grand Canyon
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Oil on artist board, signed at lower right, retains museum label to the verso, presented in a later period appropriate gilt frame.

Board 8 x 10 in.; Frame dimensions 13 1/2 x 15 1/4 in.

From a North Carolina Collection

Elliott Daingerfield was born in Harpers Ferry, Virginia and grew up in Fayetteville, North Carolina. In 1880 he moved to New York City. For the next several years he studied under Walter Satterlee and taught in his still-life classes. He also exhibited at the National Academy of Design and studied at the Art Students League. In 1884 he moved to the Holbein Studios where he befriended George Inness, who would greatly influence the young Daingerfield.

Daingerfield first visited Blowing Rock, North Carolina in 1886 to recover from a severe case of diphtheria. Mesmerized by the mountains of North Carolina, he would spend most summers for the remainder of his life in Blowing Rock. He and his family built two grand summer homes in the community, Windwood and Westglow.

Back in New York, Daingerfield was a burgeoning art star. He exhibited frequently, included in exhibitions at the National Academy of Design and the Salmagundi Club. In 1910 he was commissioned by the Santa Fe Railroad to paint scenes of the Grand Canyon. He traveled west again a couple of years later, this time with his family, in 1912 to paint additional Western landscapes. One of these, Trees on the Canyon Rim, was exhibited at the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, D.C. Both his western landscapes and his religious scenes were highly sought after by contemporary collectors.

Elliott Daingerfield’s paintings are in numerous prominent collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, National Academy of Design, Smithsonian American Art Museum, The Johnson Collection, Spartanburg, South Carolina, and the North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh.

No evidence of restoration visible under UV light; very good estate condition.

$8,000 - 12,000