New England Autumn Scene, Daniel F. Wentworth, c. 1920s


Oil on canvas (unlined) measures 20″ x 24″ unframed.

Painting is in very good condition-signed lower right

Circa 1970s frame with linen liner measures 27″ x 31″


The following is from Peter Kostoulakos, AOA, NEAA: Fine Art Consultant,

Daniel F. Wentworth (1850-1934) – animal, landscape, and still life painter – was born in Norway, ME in 1850 and died on May 31, 1934 in New Milford, CT. In 1933 his listed address was Whittlesey Avenue in New Milford, CT and, in 1934, his last listed address was just Milford, CT. From 1884 to 1887 he lived in Meriden, CT and in 1898,1899 and 1907 his listed address was Hartford, CT.

Although he studied in Munich for a short time, Wentworth was, for the most part, a self-taught artist whose realistic landscapes are rich with marshes, streams, and cattle. He was an active artist from the 1880s to the 1920s.

Wentworth was a member of the Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts in Hartford and served as President Emeritus. He exhibited with the Brooklyn Art Club, the American Watercolor Society, the Boston Art Club from 1884 to 1907, and the Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts where he won the popular prize.

Wentworth’s work is in the collections of the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford, CT; the Mattatuck Historical Society in Waterbury, CT; the Wethersfield Historical Society in Wethersfield, CT; the Wesleyan University, Davison Art Center in Middletown, CT; and Storrs College in CT. Elizabeth Mankin Kornhauser writes about Wentworth in her book, “American Paintings Before 1945 in the Wadsworth Atheneum”, New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1996, page 781.

References: Who Was Who in American Art, 1999, page 3517; Davenport’s Art Reference, Gold Edition 2004, page 2148; Mantle Fielding, 1986, page 1012; Mallett, page 469; Dealer’s Choice Biographical Encyclopedia of American Painters… 2002 page 1464; Boston Art Club Exhibition Record 1873-1909, page 403; Smithsonian Institution Research Information System.