ALTEN, MATHIAS J., 1871-1938
Marsh Haying, Lyme, 1902 c.
Oil on canvas
14 x 18 in. (35.56 x 45.72 cm)
Signed: M. Alten lower right
Inscribed on the canvas verso in block lettering the word "ALTON" (sic). Inscribed in
pencil on the
stretcher verso "G. H. Albers" along with the title "Marsh Haying" and pencilled
Mr. Gerrit H. Albers, likely the first owner of this canvas, was a lawyer in Grand Rapids, MI
first decade of the twentieth century. He later relocated to the vicinity of San Antonio, Texas where
died in 1936.
The frame verso retains (in 2012) a paper "C. L. Harvey" 59 Monroe Avenue, Grand Rapids, Michigan
frame shop label.