By 1917, Griffin settled in Maine and eventually purchased a home in Stroudwater, near his native Portland. The orchards, farms, mills, country churches and wooden bridges of the region offered charming subjects for him, and these Maine scenes were revered for their light effects and unique color harmonies applied with the artist’s characteristic impasto, all clearly evident in Morning Sunlight, Summer, Gray, Maine.
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Private estate, Hollywood, California
By descent within the family to grandson
To collection, Palm Desert, California
(top stretcher) Walter Griffin “Morning Sunlight” / Summer 1917 / Gray, Maine
(typed) 14. Morning Sunlight / Walter Griffin A.N.A.
- (Possibly) National Academy of Design, New York, New York, Winter Exhibition, December 15, 1917 to January 13, 1918, No. 103, Morning Sunlight
- (Possibly) Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 113th Annual Exhibition, February 3 – March 24, 1918, No. 313 Morning Sunlight