Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 124 (Sale info: $700.00).
"b. Hudson, N.Y., 1842 pupil of William T. Richards, of Philadelphia. First exhibited in Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, 1862. Elected associate member of the National Academy, New York, 1872; member, 1884. Member of the American Water- Color Society and the American Art Union. " Parton's pictures combine careful realization with breadth of treatment. His landscapes take the Spectator into the fields, under the trees, and beside the running brooks. - Louisville Spectator, 1883. " Nightfall. (illustration, page XVII.) 'Now came still evening on/ and twilight gray.' . . . one of Mr. Parton's most charming paintings. . . . a remarkably luminous sky tinged with golden sunset color into which the shadows of evening are creeping. It almost seems as if one could see the colors gradually changing, as the sun sinks lower beyond the hill, and the new moon appears to grow brighter. The poetic sentiment pervading the picture impresses one strongly. It suggests the quiet contemplation we find in Gray's elegy and leads one very far away from the busy world. - The Art Union, June, 1884." [P. 28; illustration depicts landscape with prominent, gnarled tree to left, and a flock of sheep under and behind it. Under illustration appears the note: "from the Art Union, 1884." ellipses appear.]
Illustrated Catalogue of Works of Art in the Art Building of the Southern Exposition at Louisville, Ky. August 16 - October 25, 1884. Prepared by Charles M. Kurtz, Director of the Art Department. Editor of National Academy Notes and the Art Union Magazine. Published for the Art Committee by John P. Morton and Company.
Artist address: New York, New York.
Artist professional affiliation: A.A.U.; National Academician; American Water Color Society (New York).