"Autumn in the Berkshire Hills immediately draws you in with its warm, engaging color palette. Once there, you become absorbed with the snippets of rustic life taking place in the composition – a family gathered on a bridge awaiting a fish’s bite, a horse and driver paused under a canopy of trees, and an oxen-pulled cart harvesting a field of hay. Melrose was known for rendering the American landscape with an eye for atmosphere and romanticism, and these details add a charming human element to his quintessential depiction of New England in fall."
-Courtney S. Kopplin, Gallery Manager
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Andrew Melrose, a Scottish immigrant to the United States, is best known for his landscapes of New Jersey, the Hudson River Valley and New York Harbor, and also embarked on many painting trips to the mountains of North Carolina, to Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, and to the Berkshires in Western Massachusetts, where this charming scene of rustic life was rendered.
Skinner Inc., Boston, Massachusetts, 1984, Lot 167
With Vose Galleries, Boston, inventory no. 27852, 1984
To private collection, Boston, Massachusetts, October 1985
With Vose Galleries, Boston, inventory no. 34015, November 2003
To private collection, Marshfield Hills, Massachusetts, November 2003 to present
(verso of canvas) – Autumn – / in the Berkshire hills [sic] Mass.
1). Previous Vose Galleries label, inventory no. 27852
2). Previous Vose Galleries label, inventory no. 34015