Artist Francis Guy, American, 1760-1820
Title
  • Carter's Tavern at the Head of Lake George
Date between 1817 and 1818
Medium oil on canvas
Dimensions Framed: 49 5/8 × 75 1/4 × 3 3/4 in. (126 × 191.1 × 9.5 cm)
Unframed: 39 3/4 × 66 1/4 in. (101 × 168.3 cm)
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase, Robert H. Tannahill Foundation Fund, Gibbs-Williams Fund, and the Merrill Fund
Accession Number 68.39
Department American Art before 1950
On View American W272, Level 2 (see map)
1822, the artist's heirs;
William McNeil (Tappan, New York, USA);
1967, (Kennedy Galleries, New York, New York, USA);
1968-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Shaw, Nancy Rivard et al. American Paintings in the Detroit Institute of Arts, Vol. 1: Works by Artists Born Before 1816. New York, 1991, cat. no. 43, pp. 106-108, repr. color p. 107.

Nygren, Edward J. et al. Views and Visions: American Landscape before 1830. Exh. cat., the Wadsworth Atheneum. Hartford, CT, 1986, p. 215, pl. 156.

Colwill, Stiles Cuttle. Francis Guy 1760-1820. Exh. cat., the Maryland Historical Society. Baltimore, 1981, p. 78.

Hood, Graham, Kathleen Pyne, and Nancy Rivard. "American Paintings Acquired during the Last Decade." Bulletin of the DIA 55, no. 2 (1977): pp. 69-108.

"An American Survey: Paintings From Two Centuries." The Kennedy Quarterly 7, no. 1 (March 1967): pp. 21-22 (cover ill.).