Dunning, Robert Spear
(1829-1905)
“White Mountains Landscape with Sketching Artist”

oil on canvas
9.5” x 15”
signed and dated 1890 lower left and verso

Artist Biography

Robert Spear Dunning was born in Brunswick, ME and moved to Fall River, MA, a wealthy mill town, when he was 5. He studied under James Roberts and later attended the National Academy of Design in New York City where he studied under Daniel Huntington, painting figures and portraits. In 1865, his interest turned to still-life painting. He founded the Fall River School and with friend John E. Grouard and founded The Fall River Evening Drawing School, both of which emphasized still life paintings. His works were exhibited at the National Academy of Design from 1850-1880, the American Art Union in 1850 and the Boston Art Club.

Painting Features

Artist First Name Robert Spear
Artist Last Name Dunning
Artist's Dates 1829-1905
Materials oil on canvas
Markings signed and dated 1890 lower left and verso
Size 9.5” x 15”
Price contact gallery
Comments This painting is in excellent condition in a period fine carved gold frame also in excellent condition.