Lot 173 - Edward Willis Redfield (American, 1869-1965)

Edward Willis Redfield (American, 1869-1965)
The Briar Patch

Signed 'E.W. REDFIELD' bottom right, oil on canvas
32 x 40 in. (81.2 x 101.6cm)

Provenance
Purchased at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition, San Franciso, 1915.
By family descent
Private collection,Florida.

Sold for $629,000
Estimated at $400,000 - $600,000


 

Signed 'E.W. REDFIELD' bottom right, oil on canvas
32 x 40 in. (81.2 x 101.6cm)

Provenance
Purchased at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition, San Franciso, 1915.
By family descent
Private collection,Florida.

Exhibited

"Summer Exhibition of Paintings by Edward Willis Redfield," Detroit Museum of Art, MI, July - August 1909.

"Exhibition of Oil Paintings by Edward Willis Redfield," Buffalo Fine Arts Academy,NY, October 10 - November 8, 1909.

"A collection of Oil Paintings by Edward Willis Redfield," The City Art Museum of St. Louis, MO, November 16, 1909.\

"Annual Art Exhibition," Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1910.

"Panama - Pacific International Exposition," San Franciso, California, 1915.


Literature
J.M.W. Fletcher, Edward Willis Redfield 1869-1965, JMWF Publishing, Lahaska, Pennsylvania, 1996 pg. 183 no. 739 (illustrated).

Brian H. Peterson, Pennsylvania Impressionism, co-published by the James A. Michener Art Museum and University of Pennsylvania Press, 2002. pg 328 (illustrated).

Note

This lot will be accompanied by the original bill of sale from the Panama-Pacific Exposition and other related material including the artist's label.
This painting will be included in the forthcoming catalogue raisonne of Edward Redfield's work being compiled by Dr. Thomas Folk.

The Panama-Pacific International Exposition was held in San Francisco from February 20-December 4, 1915 and was visited by some nineteen million people. As well as serving as a member on the international jury of awards, Redfield was given the distinct honor of a gallery to himself to display his work. Other American artists similarly honored with galleries devoted solely to their work were, Whistler, Twachtman, Tarbell, Duveneck, Chase, Hassam, Melchers, Sargent and Keith. Redfield selected twenty one of his paintings for this prestigious exhibition including "The Briar Patch".

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