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Cedars at Sundown - Walter Launt Palmer
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Walter Launt Palmer
"Cedars at Sundown"
Mixed media on paper
17 3/4 x 23 1/8 inches
Signed lower right and titled verso: W.L. Palmer Letter from James Freeman Jaffray, Great-Nephew of the artist.
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Provenance:  Madeleine Palmer Jaffray (sister of the artist)
James F. Jaffray (by descent)

Literature:  
Alvin Mann, “Catalogue Raisonné” in Maybelle Mann, Walter Launt Palmer: Poetic Reality (1984), no. 667, p. 140, illustrated (or possibly the study for this work)

By combining such influences as academic precision, oriental delicacy, and the impressionist effect, Palmer’s snowscapes demonstrate his amazing ability to infuse the landscape with magical light and color, as is easily seen in Cedars at Sundown. It is believed that Palmer was the first artist to use the color blue in depicting the reflection of light on the snow-filled landscape, a technique which was quite revolutionary at the time.