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Painter, b. 1892 - d. 1972

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      • JOHN FOLINSBEE DRAWING
        Feb. 09, 2024

        JOHN FOLINSBEE DRAWING

        Est: $400 - $600

        John Folinsbee (1892-1972, PA) matted (not framed) charcoal and pencil drawing study for Burgettstown, PA post office mural 1942. Provenance: Abigail Furey Fine Prints and Drawings, LLC 7.5" x 21.25" ss / 15.5" x 28.5" oa

        Wiederseim Associates, Inc.
      • John Fulton Folinsbee (American, 1892–1972)- Maine Harbor
        Dec. 05, 2023

        John Fulton Folinsbee (American, 1892–1972)- Maine Harbor

        Est: $2,000 - $3,000

        John Fulton Folinsbee (American, 1892–1972)- Maine Harbor Signed ‘John Folinsbee’ bottom right, oil on canvas laid to board  9 x 13 ½ in (22.9x34.3cm) Provenance Private Collection, Delaware. 

        Freeman's
      • John F. Folinsbee (American 1892–1972) - Bath Waterfront (Maine)
        Dec. 05, 2023

        John F. Folinsbee (American 1892–1972) - Bath Waterfront (Maine)

        Est: $4,000 - $6,000

        John F. Folinsbee (American 1892–1972) - Bath Waterfront (Maine) Signed 'John Folinsbee' bottom left; also titled and inscribed 'Gift from Ruth Folinsbee, Mar. 16, 1983' on stretcher verso, oil on canvas 16 x 20 in. (40.6 x 50.8cm) Provenance The Artist and his wife. A gift from the above. Collection of Morgan Wolfrom. By descent in the family. Private Collection, Pennsylvania. Freeman's Auction, Sale of December 9, 2018, Lot 132. Private Collection, Delaware. 

        Freeman's
      • John Folinsbee (1892-1972) Landscape with Red Barn
        Nov. 29, 2023

        John Folinsbee (1892-1972) Landscape with Red Barn

        Est: $1,000 - $1,500

        Oil on artist board. Signed 'John Folinsbee' (lower left).

        Cottone Auctions
      • John Fulton Folinsbee, Train Yard
        Nov. 10, 2023

        John Fulton Folinsbee, Train Yard

        Est: $8,000 - $12,000

        John Fulton Folinsbee Train Yard oil on canvas 16.125 h x 20.125 w in (41 x 51 cm) Signed to lower left 'John Fulton Folinsbee'. Provenance: Private Pennsylvania Collection This work will ship from Lambertville, New Jersey.

        Rago Arts and Auction Center
      • John Fulton Folinsbee (American, 1892-1972) Factories (Factories in Winter)
        Sep. 20, 2023

        John Fulton Folinsbee (American, 1892-1972) Factories (Factories in Winter)

        Est: $8,000 - $12,000

        John Fulton Folinsbee (American, 1892-1972) Factories (Factories in Winter) Signed 'John Folinsbee' bottom right, oil on board 8 x 10 in. (20.3 x 25.4cm) Executed circa 1919-1920 (per the Catalogue Raisonné). Provenance Christie's, New York, sale of September 1988, lot 310. Acquired directly from the above sale. Property from the Estate of Angela Gross Folk, New Jersey. Exhibited "John Fulton Folinsbee: A Retrospective," James A. Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, March 25-June 18, 1995 (as 'circa 1917'). Literature Dr. Thomas Folk, The Pennsylvania Impressionists. Madison, Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, New Jersey, 1984, p. 99 (illustrated as Factories in Winter). Kirsten M. Jensen, John F. Folinsbee Catalogue Raisonné (accessed online), no. JFF.1002. In excellent original condition with no sign of inpainting as seen under UV light. With a shiny finish. To request additional information or access to more images, please contact Specialist Raphael Chatroux at [email protected]. Frame: 14 1/4 x 16 1/2 x 1 1/2 in.

        Freeman's
      • John Fulton Folinsbee (American, 1892-1972) Jersey Village, Winter
        Sep. 20, 2023

        John Fulton Folinsbee (American, 1892-1972) Jersey Village, Winter

        Est: $20,000 - $30,000

        John Fulton Folinsbee (American, 1892-1972) Jersey Village, Winter Signed 'John F. Folinsbee–' bottom center left; also titled on upper stretcher verso and inscribed with artist on frame verso, oil on canvas 16 x 20 in. (40.6 x 50.8cm) Executed circa 1917-1919. Housed in a period giltwood frame. Provenance Ferargil Galleries, New York, New York, sale of October 28, 1919. Collection of Graham Williford, New York, New York. Acquired directly from the above circa 1985. Property from the Estate of Angela Gross Folk, New Jersey. Exhibited "John Fulton Folinsbee: A Retrospective," James A. Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, March 25-June 18, 1995. Literature Kirsten M. Jensen, John F. Folinsbee Catalogue Raisonné (accessed online), no. JFF.1306. Note New Jersey, Winter dates to the late 1910s, not long after Folinsbee relocated to New Hope from upstate New York. Abandoning the Tonalism of Birge Harrison and John Fabian Carlson—his mentors at the Woodstock Art Colony—for full-fledged Impressionism, Folinsbee, like a number of his Bucks County contemporaries, trained his eye on the region’s landscape, vernacular architecture, and industry. Painted en plein air, or directly from nature, the present lot boasts a view of New Jersey from across the Delaware River—a vantage explored on numerous occasions, and to great effect, by the artist. With suggestive daubs, Folinsbee loosely describes the distant village. A frieze of differently colored structures comprises the composition’s middleground, their profile echoing the rise and fall of the forested hillside beyond. Just right of center, smoke and steam herald an approaching locomotive, its stylized billows bridging foreground snow with cloud-filled skies. The palette, too, is characteristic of Folinsbee’s output from this early period. Subdued tones commingle with comparatively higher-key blues, teal, and pearlescent white, while carefully orchestrated passages of light and atmosphere celebrate not only site but season. The unlined canvas in excellent original condition with no sign of inpainting as seen under UV light. With slight hairline craquelure along the top outer edge. Minor crazing at upper center in the sky. With a shiny finish. To request additional information or access to more images, please contact Specialist Raphael Chatroux at [email protected]. Frame: 20 1/2 x 24 1/2 x 2 in.

        Freeman's
      • Wine & Fruit Still Life O/C Painting signed JFF
        Aug. 06, 2023

        Wine & Fruit Still Life O/C Painting signed JFF

        Est: $200 - $400

        An oil on canvas still life painting depicting a wine bottle and fruit. Initialed 'JFF' lower right possibly John Fulton Folinsbee. Presented in gilt frame. Sight: 13.75" x 21.5.

        Atlanta Auction Gallery, ltd
      • JOHN FOLINSBEE, American 1892-1972, "Orr's Island", oil on board, 10 x 14 in. (25.4 x 35.6 cm.), Frame: 14 x 1 1/4 x 18 in. (35.6 x 3.2 x 45.7 cm.)
        Jun. 22, 2023

        JOHN FOLINSBEE, American 1892-1972, "Orr's Island", oil on board, 10 x 14 in. (25.4 x 35.6 cm.), Frame: 14 x 1 1/4 x 18 in. (35.6 x 3.2 x 45.7 cm.)

        Est: $3,000 - $4,000

        JOHN FOLINSBEE American, 1892-1972 "Orr's Island" oil on board titled and signed on the reverse "John Folinsbee"

        Shannon's
      • John Folinsbee Oil Painting Coastal Landscape
        Jun. 22, 2023

        John Folinsbee Oil Painting Coastal Landscape

        Est: $3,000 - $5,000

        John Fulton Folinsbee, American 1892-1972, Signed Oil Painting on Canvas of Coastal Landscape in Carved Gilt Frame. Framed measures 23 inches x 25 inches, art measures 12 inches x 16 inches.

        Greenwich Auction
      • John Fulton Folinsbee (American, 1892-1972) Young Girl in Dress Seated; together with Seated Woman in Dress, and Young Woman Adjusting Shoe
        Jun. 06, 2023

        John Fulton Folinsbee (American, 1892-1972) Young Girl in Dress Seated; together with Seated Woman in Dress, and Young Woman Adjusting Shoe

        Est: $500 - $800

        Young Girl in Dress Seated Graphite on paper Image size: 13 x 8 ½ in. (33x21.6cm) Unframed. Seated Woman in Dress Graphite on paper Image size: 12 ½ x 9 ¼ in. (31.8x21cm) Unframed. Young Woman Adjusting Shoe Graphite on paper Image size: 13 ½ x 9 ¼ in. (34.3x23.5cm) Unframed. (3) Provenance Newman Galleries, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Private Collection, Pennsylvania.

        Freeman's
      • John Fulton Folinsbee (American, 1892–1972) House by Water, Three Islands; together with Dock, Boat in Water
        Jun. 06, 2023

        John Fulton Folinsbee (American, 1892–1972) House by Water, Three Islands; together with Dock, Boat in Water

        Est: $600 - $1,000

        House by Water, Three Islands Graphite on paper Image size: 7 x 14 in.(17.8x35.6cm) Unframed. Dock, Boat in Water Graphite on paper Image size: 5 ½ x 8 ¾ in. (14x22.2cm) Unframed. (2) Provenance Newman Galleries, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Private Collection, Pennsylvania.

        Freeman's
      • John Fulton Folinsbee (American, 1892–1972) View of Town, Bridge; together with View of Back Garden
        Jun. 06, 2023

        John Fulton Folinsbee (American, 1892–1972) View of Town, Bridge; together with View of Back Garden

        Est: $500 - $800

        View of Town, Bridge Graphite on paper Image size: 7 ½ x 9 in. (17.8x22.9cm) Unframed. View of Back Garden Graphite on paper Image size: 7 ½ x 10 ¼ in. Unframed. (2) Provenance Newman Galleries, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Private Collection, Pennnsylvania.

        Freeman's
      • John Fulton Folinsbee (1892-1972) Riverbank, New Hope
        Jun. 04, 2023

        John Fulton Folinsbee (1892-1972) Riverbank, New Hope

        Est: $10,000 - $15,000

        John Fulton Folinsbee (1892-1972) Riverbank, New Hope Initialed 'J.F.F' bottom left; also with John F. Folinsbee Art Trust label affixed verso, oil on board 8 1/4 x 10 in. (21 x 25.4cm) Executed in 1932. Provenance John F. Folinsbee Art Trust. Richard Stuart Gallery, Pipersville, Pennsylvania. Freeman's, Philadephia, sale of June 26, 2005, lot 195. Acquired directly from the above sale. Private Collection, Pennsylvania. Literature Vose Galleries, Appraisal of Pictures, Estate of John F. Folinsbee, June 20, 1972, Boston, 1972, no. 210. Kirsten M. Jensen, John F. Folinsbee Catalogue Raisonné (accessed online), no. JFF.239 (illustrated).

        Freeman's
      • John Fulton Folinsbee (American, 1892-1972) Rabbit Run Bridge
        Jun. 04, 2023

        John Fulton Folinsbee (American, 1892-1972) Rabbit Run Bridge

        Est: $12,000 - $18,000

        John Fulton Folinsbee (American, 1892-1972) Rabbit Run Bridge Signed 'John Folinsbee' bottom right; also titled and signed on upper stretcher verso, oil on canvas 16 x 20 in. (40.6 x 50.8cm) Executed circa 1930s. Provenance Jim's of Lambertville, Lambertville, New Jersey. Acquired directly from the above. The Papageorge Family Collection, Carversville, Pennsylvania. Note The present work will be added to the online Catalogue Raisonné of the Artist's work. Rabbit Run Bridge is a popular subject which Folinsbee completed several times, namely in a 30 x 40 in. canvas of 1932 (Freeman's, sale of December 5, 2010, lot 116), which earned him a new reputation as the new New Hope Modernist, an "adroid, handled" painter whose compositions revealed a "nice economy of composition and stroke" and "show[ed] the power of the artist" according to critic Dorothy Graftly who singled out the larger version of the same subject during her review of the Phillips' Mill exhibition in New Hope. This specific work takes after a composition from 1927-28. Judging from its bold impasto and solid colors, however, the work likely dates from the mid-to-late 1930s.

        Freeman's
      • John Fulton Folinsbee (American, 1892–1972) Cloud Shadowed
        Jun. 04, 2023

        John Fulton Folinsbee (American, 1892–1972) Cloud Shadowed

        Est: $30,000 - $50,000

        John Fulton Folinsbee (American, 1892–1972) Cloud Shadowed Signed 'John F. Folinsbee-' bottom right; also titled on the upper stretcher verso, oil on canvas 24 1/8 x 30 1/8 in. (61.3 x 76.5cm) In a Stanford White frame. Provenance The Artist. Acquired drectly from the Artist's studio in the Summer of 1929. Wilbur Fry, Camden, New Jersey. Jim's of Lambertville, Lambertville, Pennsylvania. Acquired directly from the above. The Papageorge Family Collection, Carversville, Pennsylvania. Exhibited "Paintings by John Folinsbee," Ferargil Gallery, New York, New York, January 24-February 8, 1924. Grand Central Galleries, New York, New York, March 1924. "John Folinsbee," Carson, Pirie & Scott, Chicago, Illinois, February 1926. "Sesquicentennial International Exposition," Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, July 5-December 1926. Literature James M. Alterman, New Hope for American Art, Jim's of Lambertville, Lambertville, 2005, p. 144 (illustrated as from the "Collection of the retired CEO of a New York lending institution, Bucks County, Pennsylvania"). Kirsten M. Jensen, Folinsbee Considered, Hudson Hills Press, Manchester, 2013, no. 503, pp. 84 (discussed), 260 (illustrated), 299-300 (listed); also accessible on the Artist's online Catalogue Raisonné at https://www.johnfolinsbee.org/ under no. JFF.503.

        Freeman's
      • John Fulton Folinsbee (American, 1892–1972) Mill Dam
        Jun. 04, 2023

        John Fulton Folinsbee (American, 1892–1972) Mill Dam

        Est: $50,000 - $80,000

        John Fulton Folinsbee (American, 1892–1972) Mill Dam Signed 'John Folinsbee-' bottom right; also titled on upper stretcher verso, oil on canvas 32 x 40 in. (81.3 x 101.6cm) In a period white gold sgraffito Arts and Crafts frame. Provenance The Artist. A gift from the above in 1934. Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, until 1973. Private Collection. John H. Garzoli, San Rafael, California. Acquired directly from the above in 1985. A Private International Corporate Collection. Sotheby's New York, sale of November 28, 2001, lot 87. Acquired directly from the above sale. Jim's of Lambertville, Lambertville, New Jersey. Acquired directly from the above. The Papageorge Family Collection, Carversville, Pennsylvania. Exhibited "One Hundred and Twenty-Eighth Annual Exhibition," Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, January 29-March 19, 1933, no. 63. "Annual Exhibition," Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island, October 4-31, 1933. "Endowment Collection Exhibition," Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, October 1934. Literature Folinsbee 1920s–40s Stockbook, p. 40. Houston Texas Post, June 2, 1940 (illustrated). James M. Alterman, New Hope for American Art, Jim's of Lambertville, Lambertville, 2005, p. 146 (illustrated). Kirsten M. Jensen, Folinsbee Considered, Hudson Hills Press, Manchester, 2013, no. 503, pp. 84 (discussed), 260 (illustrated), 299-300 (listed); also accessible on the Artist's online Catalogue Raisonné at https://www.johnfolinsbee.org/ under no. JFF.503. Note Mill Dam, a magnificent winter landscape from one of the most radical years in Folinsbee’s career, illustrates the artist’s shift towards greater simplification and rhythmic compositions, characterized by an abandonment of his earlier impressionistic, fragmented style. Here, Folinsbee applied his paint in large, generous and fluid swaths stretching across the canvas, so as to imitate the rapid flow of water. The restricted yet more grounded color palette also gives the work all its rawness, which garnered Folinsbee respect outside of the Bucks County circle, and among New York’s avant-garde.

        Freeman's
      • John Fulton Folinsbee (American, 1892–1972) Rocky Coast (Maine)
        Jun. 04, 2023

        John Fulton Folinsbee (American, 1892–1972) Rocky Coast (Maine)

        Est: $3,000 - $5,000

        John Fulton Folinsbee (American, 1892–1972) Rocky Coast (Maine) Signed 'John Folinsbee' bottom right, oil on canvasboard 10 x 14 in. (25.4 x 35.6cm) Provenance Brown Bros. Auction, Buckingham, Pennsylvania, sale of June 22, 2006, lot 511 (as Seascape). Acquired directly from the above sale. Collection of Sydney F. and Sharon Martin, Doylestown, Pennsylvania. The Estate of Sydney F. Martin.

        Freeman's
      • John Fulton Folinsbee (American, 1892–1972) Salmon Weir
        Jun. 04, 2023

        John Fulton Folinsbee (American, 1892–1972) Salmon Weir

        Est: $20,000 - $30,000

        John Fulton Folinsbee (American, 1892–1972) Salmon Weir Signed 'John Folinsbee' bottom left, oil on canvas 33 7/8 x 50 in. (86 x 127cm) Provenance Collection of Mr. James Murphy. Acquired directly from the above. Collection of Sydney F. and Sharon Martin, Doylestown, Pennsylvania. The Estate of Sydney F. Martin. Note The present work will be added to the online Catalogue Raisonné of the Artist's work. With its rocky coastline, craggy shores and uneven, seemingly undomesticated terrain, Maine had potential to attract artists, such as Edward Redfield, who started summering in Boothbay Harbor in 1903, and later Monhegan Island where he bought a house. Maine became Folinsbee's primary focus in the 1950s, after he purchased Murphy's Corner, an old farmhouse near Woolwich, overlooking Montsweag Bay. Although the artist did not have Redfield's physical agility, he still captured the raw beauty of the littoral with a vivid, dynamic and liberating brushwork, either from land or at sea, which became possible once the artist bought a lobster boat, Sketch, which enabled him to approach the water without too much difficulty, and capture its transcient nature from different perspectives. The present landscape presents a bird's-eye view of the open sea, most likely off Seguin Island, where one spots a salmon weir stretching at a diagonal between the land and a small island in the middle of the composition. Via smooth and fluid strokes of dark greens, blues and whites from left to right, Folinsbee suggests the strong, turbulent wind which plows the region and forces the water to constantly hit and recede from the shore, which conveys a theatrical effect to the painting. As Kristen Jensen notes, "Folinsbee saw in the water what Homer, George Bellows, Robert Henri, and countless others saw - a challenge to transfer onto the still canvas the essence of movement, of something undergoing constant transformation not only volumetrically, but also tonally and in the way the light reflects off its ever-changing surface."

        Freeman's
      • John Fulton Folinsbee (American, 1892–1972) Golden Afternoon (A Triptych)
        Jun. 04, 2023

        John Fulton Folinsbee (American, 1892–1972) Golden Afternoon (A Triptych)

        Est: $40,000 - $60,000

        John Fulton Folinsbee (American, 1892–1972) Golden Afternoon (A Triptych) Signed 'John F. Folinsbee' on the middle canvas bottom right, oil on three canvases Center: 24 x 30 in. (61 x 76.2cm) Sides (2): 24 x 12 in. (61 x 30.5cm) Overall: 24 x 54 3/4 in. (61 x 139.1cm) Executed in 1920. Provenance The Artist. Commissioned directly from the above. Collection of Henry van Sinderen, Connecticut. Private Collection, New York. Jim's of Lambertville, Lambertville, New Jersey. Acquired directly from the above. Collection of Sydney F. and Sharon Martin, Doylestown, Pennsylvania. The Estate of Sydney F. Martin. Literature James M. Alterman, New Hope for American Art, Jim’s of Lambertville, Lambertville, 2005, p. 136 (illustrated). Kristen M. Jensen, Folinsbee Considered, Hudson Hill Press, Easthampton, 2013, no. 965, p. 235 (illustrated, also discussed and illustrated pp. 57-58, fig. 3.15). Note Commissioned in 1920 at a time when Folinsbee was travelling outside of Bucks County, this unique work was designed as an overmantel decoration for the room of the Mayflower Inn, an old farmhouse in Washington, Connecticut which Folinsbee’s friends and mentors also helped decorate and renovate. The triptych is representative of Folinsbee’s early Impressionistic technique, bestowing a highly fragmented touch and rapid, energetic brushstrokes which the artist dispatches across the canvas in various sizes, orientations, and colors. The result is a woven, tapestry-like pattern which blends the three canvases together and dazzles the eye. The subject of the painting becomes less the house nestled in the woods, and more the pattern created by the foliage, the tight sequence of trees and the added texture of the brushwork. The result is an enchanting, almost magical, atmosphere which the viewer is invited to penetrate, so as to enjoy the last hours of this dramatic fall afternoon.

        Freeman's
      • John Fulton Folinsbee (American, 1892–1972) Street Scene
        May. 19, 2023

        John Fulton Folinsbee (American, 1892–1972) Street Scene

        Est: $2,000 - $4,000

        John Fulton Folinsbee (American, 1892–1972) Street Scene oil on canvas laid to board signed John Folinsbee (lower right) 8 x 10 inches. Property from the Collection of Stanley B. Slocum Exhibited: New York, Salmagundi Club (partial label verso)

        Hindman
      • John Fulton Folinsbee, View from Windybush
        May. 18, 2023

        John Fulton Folinsbee, View from Windybush

        Est: $3,000 - $5,000

        John Fulton Folinsbee View from Windybush c. 1935 oil on artist board 9.75 h x 13.75 w in (25 x 35 cm) Signed to lower right 'John Folinsbee'. Signed, titled and dated to verso 'John Folinsbee View From Windybush 1930's'. Provenance: Acquired directly from the artist by present owner This work will ship from Lambertville, New Jersey.

        Rago Arts and Auction Center
      • John Fulton Folinsbee, Mechanic Street Bridge, New Hope
        May. 18, 2023

        John Fulton Folinsbee, Mechanic Street Bridge, New Hope

        Est: $6,000 - $8,000

        John Fulton Folinsbee Mechanic Street Bridge, New Hope c. 1940 oil on canvas board 9.875 h x 14 w in (25 x 36 cm) Signed to lower right 'John Folinsbee'. Provenance: Private Collection, New York This work will ship from Lambertville, New Jersey.

        Rago Arts and Auction Center
      • John Folinsbee American, 1892-1972 Sailboat on the Horizon
        May. 03, 2023

        John Folinsbee American, 1892-1972 Sailboat on the Horizon

        Est: $3,000 - $5,000

        John Folinsbee American, 1892-1972 Sailboat on the Horizon Signed John F. Folinsbee (lr) Oil on canvas mounted to board 8 1/4 x 10 1/4 inches C 

        Doyle New York
      • JOHN FULTON FOLINSBEE, American (1892-1972), "Canal Lane", 1919-1920, oil on canvas, 24 x 30 inches
        Apr. 27, 2023

        JOHN FULTON FOLINSBEE, American (1892-1972), "Canal Lane", 1919-1920, oil on canvas, 24 x 30 inches

        Est: $30,000 - $50,000

        JOHN FULTON FOLINSBEE American, (1892-1972) "Canal Lane", 1919-1920 oil on canvas signed lower left "John F Folinsbee", titled, signed inscribed in pen on card tacked to top of stretcher "$400"

        Shannon's
      • JOHN FULTON FOLINSBEE, American (1892-1972), "Mule Barn", 1928-1929, oil on canvas, 24 1/2 x 30 inches
        Apr. 27, 2023

        JOHN FULTON FOLINSBEE, American (1892-1972), "Mule Barn", 1928-1929, oil on canvas, 24 1/2 x 30 inches

        Est: $30,000 - $50,000

        JOHN FULTON FOLINSBEE American, (1892-1972) "Mule Barn", 1928-1929 oil on canvas signed lower right, "John Folinsbee"

        Shannon's
      • John Fulton Folinsbee (American, 1892-1972)
        Apr. 03, 2023

        John Fulton Folinsbee (American, 1892-1972)

        Est: $1,000 - $2,000

        John Folinsbee (American, 1892-1972) "Port Clyde, Maine," Pencil drawing, initialed and titled. Framed. Size: 8.75'' x 11.5'', 22 x 29 cm (sight); 21.25'' x 24.25'', 54 x 62 cm (frame).

        Material Culture
      • JOHN FOLLINSBEE OIL ON BOARD, COASTAL LANDSCAPE.
        Feb. 22, 2023

        JOHN FOLLINSBEE OIL ON BOARD, COASTAL LANDSCAPE.

        Est: $1,500 - $2,500

        John Fulton Folinsbee (1892 - 1972) oil on board, colorful shoreline scene, signed lower right John Follinsbee, with inscription on reverse “Westport 48”. image 10” x 13.5”, in custom carved gilt frame 17.25” x 21”.

        William Smith Auctions
      • Painting, Attributed to John Folinsbee
        Feb. 10, 2023

        Painting, Attributed to John Folinsbee

        Est: $1,500 - $2,500

        Attributed to John Folinsbee (American, 1892-1972), Path Through the Park, oil on board, bears signature lower right, sight: 7.5"h x 9.25"w, overall (with frame): 12.75"h x 14.75"w

        Clars Auctions
      • John Fulton Folinsbee oil on panel landscape
        Jan. 20, 2023

        John Fulton Folinsbee oil on panel landscape

        Est: $7,000 - $10,000

        John Fulton Folinsbee (American 1892-1972), oil on panel landscape, titled Bourre Hillside, 1926, signed lower left, inscribed verso To: Elizabeth Bowles, From: John F. Folinsbee, 8" x 9 3/4". Provenance: Avery Galleries, Haverford, Pennsylvania; Freeman's, December 4, 2011, lot 1416; The Estate of Robert J. Bergelson. Competitive in-house shipping is available for this lot.

        Pook & Pook Inc.
      • Painting, Attributed to John Folinsbee
        Jan. 13, 2023

        Painting, Attributed to John Folinsbee

        Est: $3,000 - $5,000

        Attributed to John Folinsbee (American, 1892-1972), Path Through the Park, oil on board, bears signature lower right, sight: 7.5"h x 9.25"w, overall (with frame): 12.75"h x 14.75"w

        Clars Auctions
      • Painting, Attributed to John Folinsbee
        Dec. 18, 2022

        Painting, Attributed to John Folinsbee

        Est: $5,000 - $7,000

        Attributed to John Folinsbee (American, 1892-1972), Path Through the Park, oil on board, signed lower right, sight: 7.5"h x 9.25"w, overall (with frame): 12.75"h x 14.75"w

        Clars Auctions
      • John Fulton Folinsbee (American, 1892-1972) Horses
        Dec. 06, 2022

        John Fulton Folinsbee (American, 1892-1972) Horses

        Est: $800 - $1,200

        John Fulton Folinsbee (American, 1892-1972) Horses Signed 'John Folinsbee' bottom right, charcoal on paper Image size: 8 x 11 1/2 in. (20.3 x 29.2cm) Unframed. Provenance Newman Galleries, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Private Collection, Pennsylvania.

        Freeman's
      • John Fulton Folinsbee (American, 1892-1972) Small Cabins in Front of Quarry
        Dec. 06, 2022

        John Fulton Folinsbee (American, 1892-1972) Small Cabins in Front of Quarry

        Est: $800 - $1,200

        John Fulton Folinsbee (American, 1892-1972) Small Cabins in Front of Quarry Charcoal on paper Image size: 8 1/2 x 11 in. (21.6 x 27.9cm) Unframed. Provenance Newman Galleries, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Private Collection, Pennsylvania.

        Freeman's
      • John Fulton Folinsbee (American, 1892-1972) Lighthouse
        Dec. 06, 2022

        John Fulton Folinsbee (American, 1892-1972) Lighthouse

        Est: $800 - $1,200

        John Fulton Folinsbee (American, 1892-1972) Lighthouse Graphite on paper Image size: 6 1/2 x 8 1/4 in. (16.5 x 21cm) Unframed. Provenance Newman Galleries, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Private Collection, Pennsylvania.

        Freeman's
      • John Fulton Folinsbee (American, 1892-1972) 'Farm, Overturned Boat on Water', together with 'Cabin and Pines'
        Dec. 06, 2022

        John Fulton Folinsbee (American, 1892-1972) 'Farm, Overturned Boat on Water', together with 'Cabin and Pines'

        Est: $1,500 - $2,000

        John Fulton Folinsbee (American, 1892-1972) 'Farm, Overturned Boat on Water', together with 'Cabin and Pines' 1) Farm, Overturned Boat on Water Graphite on paper Image size: 6 1/2 x 8 1/2 in. (16.5 x 21.6cm) Unframed. 2) Cabin and Pines Graphite on paper Image size: 6 1/2 x 8 1/2 in. (16.5 x 21.6cm) Unframed. Provenance Newman Galleries, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Private Collection, Pennsylvania.

        Freeman's
      • John Fulton Folinsbee (American, 1892-1972) Rolling Landscape
        Dec. 06, 2022

        John Fulton Folinsbee (American, 1892-1972) Rolling Landscape

        Est: $3,000 - $5,000

        John Fulton Folinsbee (American, 1892-1972) Rolling Landscape Signed 'John F. Folinsbee' bottom right, oil on board 8 x 10 in. (20.3 x 25.4cm) Provenance Alderfer Auctions, Hatfield, Pennsylvania. Private Collection, Pennsylvania. Frame 15 1/2 x 17 1/2 in.

        Freeman's
      • John Fulton Folinsbee (American, 1892-1972) Wiscasset, Maine
        Dec. 06, 2022

        John Fulton Folinsbee (American, 1892-1972) Wiscasset, Maine

        Est: $2,500 - $4,000

        John Fulton Folinsbee (American, 1892-1972) Wiscasset, Maine Oil on board 9 3/4 x 13 3/4 in. (24.7 x 34.9cm) Provenance Private Collection, Pennsylvania. Frame: 16 1/2 x 20 1/2 in.

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      • John Fulton Folinsbee (American, 1892–1972) Mending the Canal Bank
        Dec. 04, 2022

        John Fulton Folinsbee (American, 1892–1972) Mending the Canal Bank

        Est: $50,000 - $80,000

        John Fulton Folinsbee (American, 1892–1972) Mending the Canal Bank Signed 'John F. Folinsbee' bottom left, oil on canvas 32 1/8 x 40 in. (81.6 x 101.6cm) Executed in 1922. Unframed. Provenance The Artist. Collection of Ruth Baldwin Folinsbee, the Artist's wife. Private Collection, Florida. Exhibited "Ninety-Eighth Annual Exhibition," National Academy of Design, New York, New York, March 17–April 15, 1923, no. 44. "Third Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting," Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio, June 7–July 8, 1923. "Thirty-Fourth Annual Exhibition of American Paintings," Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, November 1–December 9, 1923, no. 72. Grand Central Galleries, New York, New York, Fall 1924. "One Hundred Nineteenth Annual Exhibition," Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, February 3–March 23, 1924, no. 9. "Twenty Third International Exhibition of Paintings," The Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, April 24–June 15, 1924. Canadian National Academy of Design, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, August 23–September 6, 1924. "Eleventh Annual Exhibition of Paintings by American Artists," Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, Michigan, April 21–May 31, 1925, no. 35. "Exhibition of Fine Arts," Los Angeles Exposition, Los Angeles, California, November 3, 1925–January 1, 1926. "Exhibition of Fine Arts," Phillips Mill Community Association, New Hope, Pennsylvania, October 5–27, 1929. Dayton Museum of Art, Dayton, Ohio, September 1933. "John Folinsbee and American Modernism," Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, November 6, 2010–March 6, 2011. Literature 98th Annual Exhibition, an exhibition catalogue, National Academy of Design, Washington, D.C., 1923 p. 53 (illustrated). "The World of Art: Landscapes and Prints at the National Academy" in New York Times, April 1, 1923 (illustrated). Kirsten M. Jensen, Folinsbee Considered, Hudson Hills Press, Manchester, 2013, no. 946, pp. 18, 58-59, 166, 240, 243-244; 282, 293-295, 298-299, 310 color plate 17 (illustrated several times); also accessible on the Artist's online Catalogue Raisonné at https://www.johnfolinsbee.org/ under no. JFF.946. Note In the early 1920s, Folinsbee travelled to New England and visited the art colonies of Gloucester and Ipswich, Massachusetts, as well as the nearby towns of Rockport and Annisquam, where he joined his friends Jonas Lie and Harry Leith-Ross. Upon his return to New Hope, Folinsbee had found a new inspiration and adopted a different style, bolder in execution and color, with sparkling jewel-tones and less muted, atmospheric qualities. Slowly, the artist began to incorporate such novelties into his winter scenes, as proven by Mending the Canal Bank, which radiates with bright swaths of greens, blues as well as subtle touches of pinks, yellows and reds. As Kristen Jensen notes, while "Folinsbee's earlier winter landscapes are more poetic, with soft snow and quiet misty atmospheres (...), those from the early 1920s are highly emotive, with a deep, mysterious quality that stems directly from his altered palette and changing interest in light." At the same time, Folinsbee began to experiment with a new way to compose his paintings, usually using a nearby canal or river to guide the viewer's eye into the deep-end of the pictorial space, as exemplified here through the use, not only of the sinuous canal that stretches into the horizon, but also of the presence of several tall buildings rising to the left of the canal bank, thus imposing a graduated tunnel vision that allows our eye to venture everywhere in the canvas, and to capture the energetic palette knife, and rich impasto. Jensen notes that the solidity of the buildings on the left also nicely contrasts with the rest of the canvas, which relies on more subtle and curving shapes, "which shimmer and shift with longer and more fluid brushstrokes." Critics did notice the difference, and when Mending the Canal Bank was exhibited in 1923, The New York Times noted an "absence of claptrap, the same clear understanding of the physical side of [its] subject." A review of Folinsbee's solo show at Ferargil the following year applauded the artist's use of higher-keyed color as well as his newfound "growth on the technical side." Interestingly, such technique is what makes Mending the Canal Bank a resolutely contemporary canvas, although figurative. It is indebted to the Ashcan School, and especially to Robert Henri, who employed the same compositional tactics to emphasize "the cavernous valleys created by the skyscrapers of the modern metropolis," thus proving that Folinsbee's choice to depict the rural world in which he lived still allowed him to reach modernity and share the aesthetic sensibility adopted by New York art circles at the time. The relined canvas in excellent original condition, with no sign of inpainting as seen under UV light. To request additional information, please email Raphaël Chatroux at [email protected]

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      • John Fulton Folinsbee (American, 1892–1972) Garden Gate
        Dec. 04, 2022

        John Fulton Folinsbee (American, 1892–1972) Garden Gate

        Est: $7,000 - $10,000

        John Fulton Folinsbee (American, 1892–1972) Garden Gate Signed 'John F. Folinsbee' bottom right, oil on board 8 1/8 x 10 3/8 in. (20.6 x 26.4cm) Executed circa 1922. Provenance Private Collection, Pennsylvania. By descent in the family. Private Collection, Pennsylvania. Exhibited "Paintings by John Folinsbee," Ferargil Galleries, New York, March 1–15, 1922, no. 21. "Exhibition of Modern American Paintings," Dayton Museum of Arts, Dayton, Ohio, January 21–February 9, 1923. Note The present work likely depicts the artist's wife, Ruth Baldwin Folinsbee, in the garden of the house they rented in New Hope, Pennsylvania while their house was being constructed on River Road. Earlier versions of the artist's garden exist, including a touching portrait of his first-born Beth, toddling along the flowered alleys. The Folinsbees moved to New Hope in 1916 (previously having lived briefly in Washington, Connecticut, where Ruth's family had a large estate). Frame: 12 1/2 x 14 1/2 x 1 3/4 in. In excellent original condition with no sign of inpainting as seen under UV light.

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      • JOHN FULTON FOLINSBEE, American (1892-1972), "Canal and River", 1930, oil on canvas, 32 x 40 inches
        Oct. 27, 2022

        JOHN FULTON FOLINSBEE, American (1892-1972), "Canal and River", 1930, oil on canvas, 32 x 40 inches

        Est: $30,000 - $50,000

        JOHN FULTON FOLINSBEE American, (1892-1972) "Canal and River", 1930 oil on canvas signed lower right "John Folinsbee", titled on the stretcher, titled and signed on a label on the reverse

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      • JOHN FULTON FOLINSBEE, American (1892-1972), "Goat Hill", 1923, oil on canvas, 30 x 30 inches
        Oct. 27, 2022

        JOHN FULTON FOLINSBEE, American (1892-1972), "Goat Hill", 1923, oil on canvas, 30 x 30 inches

        Est: $40,000 - $60,000

        JOHN FULTON FOLINSBEE American, (1892-1972) "Goat Hill", 1923 oil on canvas signed lower right "John F. Folinsbee", signed and titled on the stretcher

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      • JOHN FULTON FOLINSBEE (AMERICAN, 1892-1972) HILLY COUNTRYSIDE
        Jun. 07, 2022

        JOHN FULTON FOLINSBEE (AMERICAN, 1892-1972) HILLY COUNTRYSIDE

        Est: $1,000 - $1,500

        John Fulton Folinsbee (American, 1892-1972) Hilly Countryside Charcoal and graphite on paper Sight size: 8 3/8 x 11 1/2 in. (21.3 x 29.2cm) Sheet size: 8 7/8 x 11 15/16 in. (20.6 x 30.3cm) Provenance The Estate of Ruth Baldwin Folinsbee. Brown Brothers Auctioneers, Buckingham, Pennsylvania, sale of August 8, n.d. Private Collection, New Jersey. In overall excellent condition. A very soft diagonal handling crease is present at top right, about 1.5" in length. A horizontal handling crease is present at top center, about 3" in length. The bottom right corner with some mild smudging. The sheet is hinged to the matboard twice along top edge verso. Frame: 16 1/4 x 19 x 1/2 in.

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      • JOHN FULTON FOLINSBEE (AMERICAN, 1892–1972) UPPER DELAWARE (ALSO TITLED CANAL BY THE RIVER)
        Jun. 06, 2022

        JOHN FULTON FOLINSBEE (AMERICAN, 1892–1972) UPPER DELAWARE (ALSO TITLED CANAL BY THE RIVER)

        Est: $30,000 - $50,000

        John Fulton Folinsbee (American, 1892–1972) Upper Delaware (also titled Canal by the River) Oil on canvas 32 x 40 1/8 in. (81.3 x 101.9cm) Executed in 1930. Provenance Newman Galleries, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (as Canal by the River). The John F. Folinsbee Art Trust. Exhibited "The Art of John Folinsbee," Ogunquit Museum of American Art, Ogunquit, Maine, July 1-August 21, 2011. Literature Kirsten M. Jensen, John F. Folinsbee Catalogue Raisonné (accessed online), no. JFF.497 (as Upper Delaware). Frame: 40 1/4 x 48 1/4 x 2 in. The relined canvas in overall good condition, with a nicely preserved impasto. Some craquelure seen in the upper tier of the composition, for the most part stabilized although we do note a small section above the furthest building that is slightly lifting up. The outer edges at left and right are bare, so that we can see the linen: part of the artist's working method. Examination under UV light does not reveal any sign of inpainting.

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      • JOHN FULTON FOLINSBEE (AMERICAN, 1892–1972) ROAD TO EASTON
        Jun. 06, 2022

        JOHN FULTON FOLINSBEE (AMERICAN, 1892–1972) ROAD TO EASTON

        Est: $5,000 - $8,000

        John Fulton Folinsbee (American, 1892–1972) Road to Easton Signed 'John Folinsbee' bottom right, oil on canvasboard 10 1/8 x 14 1/8 in. (25.7 x 35.9cm) Provenance Private Collection, Pennsylvania. Note We wish to thank the Nikki Hayes for conforming the authenticity of the present work, which will be included in the online Catalogue Raisonné of the Artist's work. Frame: 17 1/4 x 21 x 3/4 in. In excellent original condition, with no sign if inpainting as seen under UV light. With bare outer edges for the most part: this is part of the artist's working method, not a sign of abrasions. With very bright colors overall.

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      • JOHN FULTON FOLINSBEE (AMERICAN, 1892-1972) SUGAN ROAD
        Jun. 06, 2022

        JOHN FULTON FOLINSBEE (AMERICAN, 1892-1972) SUGAN ROAD

        Est: $5,000 - $8,000

        John Fulton Folinsbee (American, 1892-1972) Sugan Road With artist and title on labels verso, oil on canvas 16 x 24 in. (40.6 x 61cm) Provenance Property of John F. Folinsbee Art Trust. Newman Galleries, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Art in Embassies Program, courtesy of Newman Galleries, care of Mr. William J. Burns, Embassy of USA, Amman, Jordan. Private Collection, New Jersey. Freeman's, Philadelphia, sale of June 4, 2017, lot 65. Acquired directly from the above sale. Private Collection, Virginia. Literature Kirsten M. Jensen, John F. Folinsbee Catalogue Raisonné (accessed online), no. FF.1437 (as 'Untitled (Dirt Road)'). Note According to a letter accompanying the painting attached verso and dated to February 22, 2000: The present work was part of the U.S.A. State Department's 'Art in Embassies' program, and resided for a time in the Embassy of the Unites States of America in Amman, Jordan, home of Ambassador Mr. William J. Burns. Mr. Burns adds that this work by Folinsbee in particular provided a wonderful means of sharing with the people of Jordan "a taste of the richness and beauty of the American landscape." Frame: 22 x 30 x 2 in.

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      • JOHN FULTON FOLINSBEE (AMERICAN, 1892–1972) ROAD TO FRENCHTOWN
        Jun. 06, 2022

        JOHN FULTON FOLINSBEE (AMERICAN, 1892–1972) ROAD TO FRENCHTOWN

        Est: $12,000 - $18,000

        John Fulton Folinsbee (American, 1892–1972) Road to Frenchtown Signed 'John Folinsbee' bottom right; also inscribed with title and artist on upper stretcher verso, oil on canvas 20 x 30 in. (50.8 x 76.2cm) Executed in the 1950s. Provenance John F. Folinsbee Art Trust. Literature Kirsten M. Jensen, John F. Folinsbee Catalogue Raisonné (accessed online), no. JFF.525 (illustrated). The work is unframed. The unlined canvas in excellent original condition, with no sign of inpainting as seen under UV light. With minor craquelure (all stabilized) just above the horizon line in the sky. The outer edges of the canvas are relatively bare: mostly due to the artist's working process, and because they are meant to be covered by a frame than a sign of abrasions.

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      • JOHN FULTON FOLINSBEE (AMERICAN, 1892–1972) FIELDS AND BARN
        Jun. 06, 2022

        JOHN FULTON FOLINSBEE (AMERICAN, 1892–1972) FIELDS AND BARN

        Est: $15,000 - $25,000

        John Fulton Folinsbee (American, 1892–1972) Fields and Barn Inscribed with title verso, oil on canvas 20 x 30 in. (50.8 x 76.2cm) Unframed. Provenance John F. Folinsbee Art Trust. Literature Kirsten M. Jensen, John F. Folinsbee Catalogue Raisonné (accessed online), no. JFF.422 (illustrated). Unframed. The unlined canvas in excellent original condition, with no sign of inpainting as seen under UV light. With minor, non obtrusive scuff, in the sky at center right. The outer edges of the canvas are relatively bare: mostly due to the artist's working process, and because they are meant to be covered by a frame than a sign of abrasions.

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