Robertson K. Mygatt
Landscape with Trees
Oil on panel, 6 × 8 1/2 inches
Signed and dated at lower left: “R K Mygatt/1918”
Dated on reverse at upper right verso: “1 28 14”
The landscape painter and etcher Robertson K.
Mygatt was born in New York City and studied at the Art Students’ League with
John Twachtman (1853–1902) and William Merritt Chase (1849–1916). He
specialized in painting tonalist landscapes and exhibited at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the Art Institute of Chicago, the National Academy
of Design, the Society of American Artists, and most frequently at the
Salmagundi Club. This small and exquisitely crafted composition, painted directly from nature on a cigar box lid, probably represents the area
around Ipswich, Massachusetts. Mygatt spent the last years of his life in Ridgefield, Connecticut.
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