Lot 68: EDWARD WILLIS REDFIELD, (AMERICAN 1869-1965), "ROAD TO THE RIVER"
December 4, 2016
Philadelphia, PA, USALive Auction
EDWARD WILLIS REDFIELD
"ROAD TO THE RIVER"
Signed ''E.W. Redfield'' bottom left; also inscribed with title on stretcher verso, oil on canvas
32 1/4 x 40 1/4 in. (81.9 x 102.2cm)
The Estate of the Artist (no. 27 in Estate Ledger).
Newman Galleries, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The Collection of Mrs. R. Norman Reeves.
Property of a Montgomery County, Pennsylvania Collector.
The Art Club of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, November 17 - December 5, 1920, cat. no. 22.
"Exhibition of Paintings and Crafts by Edward Redfield", Woodmere Art Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, November 1-22, 1959, cat. no. 58.
"A Retrospective Exhibition of the Works of the Great American Impressionist, Edward Willis Redfield of Pennsylvania", The William Penn Memorial Museum, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, March 31 - May 13, 1973, cat. no. 32.
By far the most decorated and awarded painter of the Pennsylvania Impressionists, Redfield worked almost exclusively en plein air to paint his celebrated landscapes. While winter scenes were his forte, Redfield was equally adept at depicting beautiful spring and summer tableaus. The present painting is a fine example of a work completed at the height of spring with the flora in full bloom.
The present painting will be accompanied by a letter of authenticity by Dr. Thomas Folk, and will be included in his forthcoming catalogue raisonné of the artist''s work.
Unrestored original condition apart from the canvas being relined.
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