American & Modern Art

Auction begins to close:
February 27, 2020 at 2:00 pm ET

Online Auction
LOT 14

Lot 14

Ernest Parton (1845-1933)

Ernest Parton (1845-1933)
Lot 14 Details
Ernest Parton (1845-1933), American


Oil on canvas laid down to masonite; signed lower left, titled to the nameplate
24.75 x 31 in — 62.9 x 78.7 cm

Estimate $1,000-$1,500

Realised: $720
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Lot Report

Additional Images
Ernest Parton (1845-1933)
  • Ernest Parton (1845-1933)
  • Ernest Parton (1845-1933)

Probably from the collection of George Hodgson, Montreal, QC;
By descent, to the present Private Collection, Ottawa, ON


Ernest Parton was the younger brother of Arthur Parton. Born in Hudson, New York, Ernest was an American Expatriate painter for more than fifty years. He enjoyed great success as a painter of English and French landscapes. He trained briefly under his brother, Arthur Parton prior to leaving the US. Ernest Parton took with him a tradition of painting the landscape that was rooted in the Hudson River School where he began painting and where he trained as a young man.

George Hodgson, from whose collection this work may have descended, won a gold medal for swimming in the 1912 Olympics. He flew for the Royal Naval Air Service during WWI and spent time in Europe and the UK during this time.


For condition information please contact the specialist.

LOT 14

About Condition Ratings

  • 5 Stars: Excellent - No discernable damage, flaws or imperfections
  • 4 Stars: Very Good - Minor flaws or imperfections visible only under close inspection using specialised instruments or black light
  • 3 Stars: Good - Minor flaws visible upon inspection under standard lighting
  • 2 Stars: Fair - Exhibits flaws or damage that may draw the eye under standard lighting
  • 1 Star: Poor - Flaws or damage immediately apparent under standard lighting (examples: missing components, rips, broken glass, damaged surfaces, etc.)

Note: Condition ratings and condition details are the subjective opinions of our specialists and should be used as a guide only. Waddington’s uses due care when preparing condition details, however, our staff are not professional restorers or conservators. Condition details and reports are not warranties and each lot is sold “as is” in accordance with the buyer’s terms and conditions of sale. In all cases the prospective purchaser is responsible for inspecting the property themselves prior to placing a bid.