Gaines Ruger Donoho (American/Mississippi, 1857-1916), "Trees of Heaven No. 2", oil on canvas, signed and initialed "M.A.D." by the artist's wife lower right, "Parrish Art Museum" and "Hirschl and Adler Galleries Inc." labels en verso, 25 in. x 30 in., framed. Provenance: Estate of the Artist. Exh.: "G. Ruger Donohoe (1857-1916): A Retrospective Exhibition", Parrish Art Museum and Hirschl and Adler Galleries, New York, 1977 and listed in accompanying catalogue as no. 15. Note: After studying at the Academie Julian in Paris, Ruger Donoho returned to the United States and worked in New York, exhibiting his paintings at the National Academy and the Society of American Artists. Having painted in the Barbizon and Impressionist styles in France, Donoho was accustomed to working in the outdoors and continued to do so near his home in East Hampton. In the painting offered here, “Trees of Heaven No. 2,” Donoho utilizes the plein air green and brown of the Barbizon school to realistically depict the sun-dappled light under the trees in the forest, while employing the short brushstrokes and airy color palette of Impressionism.