Artist Robert Spencer, American, 1879-1931
Title
  • On the Canal, New Hope
Date 1916
Medium oil on canvas
Dimensions Unframed: 30 × 36 inches (76.2 × 91.4 cm)
Framed: 38 5/8 × 44 5/8 × 4 1/2 inches (98.1 × 113.3 × 11.4 cm)
Credit Line Gift of Miss Julia E. Peck
Accession Number 16.34
Department American Art before 1950
Not On View
Signed Signed, lower left corner: Robert Spencer
Robert Spencer;
1916-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Burroughs, Clyde. “A Painting by Robert Spencer.” Bulletin of the DMA 11, 1 (1916): pp. 2-3 (ill.).

Bryant, L.M. Pictures and their Painters. New York, 1917.

Robert Spencer: Impressionist of Working Class Life. Exh. cat., New Jersey State Museum. Trenton, 1983, p. 17, no. 11 (ill.).

American Impressionism: The New Hope Circle. Exh. cat., Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art. Fort Lauderdale, 1984, pp. 68-69 (ill.).

Crane, Michael. Detroit's Annual Exhibition of American Art: The Foundation of a Collection. www.dia.org/research/online_publications/annual_american_art, 2005