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Charles Stepule (1911 - 2006)

Lot 4328: Charles Stepule: Massachusetts Early Winter Oil On Canvas

Woodshed Gallery

October 22, 2015
Franklin, MA, US

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Description

Massachusetts artist Charles Stepule (1911-2006) created this richly colored plein air oil painting on canvas around 1960. The scene depicts a thin layer of ice on a rural pond, with Mount Wachusett (in central Massachusetts) and the steeple of a church in the background. Charles Stepule is know as a member of the Gloucester and Rockport artist colonies, and usually one will see examples of his coastal and harbor paintings. This painting, showing the transition of seasons from Fall to Winter in the countryside, is both masterfully painted and rare. Painted on heavy linen stretched canvas, 25"x30". The frame is original, 31.5" x 36.5" The painting is in excellent condition. The frame shows mild wear, commensurate with its age.

Artist or Maker

Charles Stepule

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