Lot 23: EDWARD DUFNER, (AMERICAN 1872-1957), "AFTERNOON IN SUMMER"
December 4, 2016
Philadelphia, PA, USALive Auction
"AFTERNOON IN SUMMER"
Signed ''Edward Dufner A.N.A.'' bottom right, oil on canvas
24 x 30 in. (61 x 76.2cm)
Property of the Goodall family, Sanford, Maine, since 1920s.
By descent in the family.
Private Collection, Florida.
A leading American Impressionist, Dufner was referred to by his fellow artists as the "Painter of Sunshine". The idyllic landscapes for which he is most known are imbued with warmth, light, and color. The present painting, depicting an outdoor scene on a riverbank with children and waterfowl, is a quintessential example of Dufner''s oeuvre. According to a label verso, this painting is referenced as being a cover illustration for a magazine or book, though the exact publication is unknown.
The unlined canvas in fine overall condition apart from two areas of restoration and a tiny area of retouch. The two restored areas are located in parts of tree leaves, one at lower center - with a patch corresponding on verso - and one at lower center right. There is a minor area with retouch at lower center left in the foreground. The canvas has some localized, slight, unobtrusive craquelure. The figures and the rest of the canvas are in original unrestored condition.
Frame: 29 x 35 in.
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